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Economic PolicyFree MarketsProgressivismTaxes and Spending
Massachusetts voters approved yet another tax hike for high-income residents, while California voters rejected a similar proposition. The current tax fever does not bode well for economic growth.
Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic PolicyEducation
Politicians calling for student loan forgiveness or free college tuition have failed to understand the larger consequences of unlimited student lending. Henry Hazlitt would have understood.
Economic PolicyThe FedKeynes
All too often, elite mainstream economists' policy recommendations are built on fallacies. We shouldn't listen.
Big GovernmentEconomic Policy
Liz Truss sought to be another Margaret Thatcher, but her ballyhooed budget numbers did not add up.
Progressives like Robert Reich now claim that there is no inflation, just businesses arbitrarily raising prices so they can increase profits. Such claims do not pass the test of economic logic.
Economic PolicyU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryWorld History
More than thirty years ago, Japan Inc., seemed like a global economic juggernaut. Today, no country fits that category, thanks to massive government spending and economic intervention.
Economic PolicyGlobal EconomyWar and Foreign Policy
Winter is approaching and Europeans are facing homes without heat, thanks to the US-led sanctions against Russia. Who will carry the blame when people freeze to death?
Economic PolicyProgressivismSocialismWorld History
An enduring progressive myth is that thanks to Western technologies and compassionate NGOs, American agricultural scientists saved the developing world via the Green Revolution. Not surprisingly, the truth is found elsewhere.
Economic PolicyThe FedInflationStrategy
The Fed's suppression of interest rates in the USA didn't just affect this nation's economy. It also drove investors to seek higher interest rates in questionable investments.
Economic PolicyMoney and BanksStrategy
While African nations often are famous for corruption, poverty, and inflation, there is a way to bring dramatic changes to African economies: a gold-based currency.