Rational Reasoning

Allison Reichel
Economics through a rational lens. Always talking about trending topics on EconTwit, FinTwit, and in the airline industry. Two weekly posts with Macro focused Mondays and Financial/Micro focused Fridays.
Created 10 Feb 2021
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  • Alt Coins and Monetary Regimes
    18 Jun 2021 • 6 min read • 19 2
    Happy Friday everyone! Back with some more content for you all! While I was away, I had the honor of attending the American Institute for Economic Research’s conference on The Gold Standard: Retrospec...
  • Rational Reasoning is Moving! (Kinda)
    09 Jun 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 2
    Hold your horses and don’t hit unsubscribe just yet… As you might have noticed, I haven’t been uploading newsletters regularly on Rational Reasoning. That’s because I’ve been working on something very...
  • It's Deeper Than $6 Trillion
    02 Jun 2021 • 5 min read • 10 3
    Happy Wednesday everyone! I apologize for the delay in uploading; I was traveling for quite a bit of April and finishing up final exams and papers, as well as changing jobs, and decided to take a brea...
  • On the Fed's "Discontinuation" of the M2 Money Stock Data Series
    19 Apr 2021 • 4 min read • 12 7
    Happy Monday! I have taken a bit of a break from writing, due to final exams and traveling, but wanted to hop on and talk a bit about the Fed’s discontinuation of the M2 Money Stock data series and it...
  • What Biden's Infrastructure Plan Means for Spending
    05 Apr 2021 • 6 min read • 15 2
    Happy Macro Monday! Apologies for the delay in today’s article (and the lack of Friday’s) — as I write this I am currently 30,000 feet in the air, somewhere between California and Texas. As Biden’s in...
  • Boater Suppression: Why the Suez Canal Blockage is so Costly
    29 Mar 2021 • 5 min read • 14 1
    Happy Macro Monday! At the end of last week, a cargo ship known as the Ever Given got stuck in the Suez Canal, making waves on Twitter (but unfortunately not in the canal) and bringing up some very im...
  • A Breakdown of the Fed's Quarterly Outlook
    26 Mar 2021 • 6 min read • 16 1
    Happy Friday! The Federal Open Market Committee met last week to announce projections for the near-future, and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell has spoken on the state of the economy several times since the...
  • Thank You For 1,000 Subscribers!
    19 Mar 2021 • 1 min read • 17 3
    Happy Friday — and thank you for 1,000 subscribers! First and foremost, I wanted to thank all of you for subscribing and reading my twice-weekly economics musings. When I started this blog just three ...
  • Is the Economy Overheating?
    15 Mar 2021 • 7 min read • 19 4
    Happy Macro Monday! As stimulus checks begin to hit bank accounts across the country, I thought it was the perfect time to talk about what’s actually in the stimulus package, formally known as H.R. 13...
  • Do Airport Landing Fees Distort the Price Mechanism?
    12 Mar 2021 • 6 min read • 10 3
    Happy Friday! For this Friday’s Substack, I wanted to continue the aviation theme and share some thoughts on a piece I wrote a few years ago, for a course in public choice. I’ve subtitled this Airport...
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