Author: Dr. Shawn Ritenour

Profile: Dr. Shawn Ritenour is a professor of economics at Grove City College, contributor to The Center for Vision & Values, and author of "Foundations of Economics: A Christian View."


May 29, 2013

Get Government Out of Student-Debt Business

Filed under: American Government,Education & Schools - 29 May 2013

As millions of students and their parents are preparing for life after commencement, they’re also preparing to deal with massive student loans. Increasingly, people are concerned about the student debt situation brewing on college campuses. The present state of student …

November 4, 2012

Two Percent Economic Growth: Real or Apparent?

Filed under: Economics - 04 Nov 2012

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has just announced that GDP grew at a rate of 2 percent during the last three months. Keynesians like Paul Krugman should be happy, and the so-called “market monetarists” like Scott Sumner should …

October 2, 2012

Who Spends Wisest?

Filed under: Economics - 02 Oct 2012

The financial and economic meltdown of 2008 was preceded by large increases in government spending and monetary inflation that artificially lowered interest rates. Those interventionist policies fueled massive capital malinvestment, including housing and credit bubbles, all of which culminated in …

August 20, 2012

The Tale of the Hitchhiker’s Recovery

Filed under: Economics - 20 Aug 2012

In light of claims that we’ve been in an economic recovery since late 2009, news such as the unemployment rate bumping up to 8.3 percent is disconcerting. Our so-called “recovery” is slower than Japan’s during its Lost Decade. In response, …

August 12, 2012

What’s In a Recovery?

Filed under: Economics - 12 Aug 2012

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at
Thomson Reuters’ latest survey of Wall Street analysts’ expectations about next quarter’s corporate earnings has prompted some to …

October 29, 2011

A Global Central Bank? Justice Is Not Served by Government Economic Planning

Filed under: Economics,Featured Conservative - 29 Oct 2011

Do we need a supranational authority to enforce social justice? The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (PJCP) seems to think so. Its new document, ”Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of a Global Public …