U.S. Economy

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Real Wages Plummet as Inflation Hits the US Recovery

U.S. Economy

Blog01/13/2022

Friday's jobs report was weak, but the most alarming datapoint is that real wages are plummeting.

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2022: The Year of the Hangover?

U.S. Economy

Blog01/10/2022

Twenty twenty-one was the year of binge spending. Twenty twenty-two is likely to be a hangover.

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Why Doesn't Increased Demand Bring More Supply?

U.S. Economy

Blog12/30/2021

In order to demand goods and services individuals must produce something useful first. Hence, supply drives demand and not the other way around. 

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The Real Reason Politicians Want Legal Cannabis Is Tax Money

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog12/27/2021

Colorado and Washington State have shown governors in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic how they've been missing out on collecting taxes from cannabis sales.

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No, Sen. Warren, Greed Is Not Causing Inflation

U.S. Economy

Blog12/20/2021

If evil corporations are to blame for rising prices in 2021, as Elizabeth Warren says, I imagine that they were magnanimous and generous corporations when there was low or no inflation, right?

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Inflation Surges Near to a 40-Year High. Wages Aren't Keeping Up.

U.S. Economy

Blog12/11/2021

During November, average hourly earnings increased 4.8 percent, year over year. But with inflation at 6.9 percent, earnings aren’t keeping up. Meanwhile, the Fed will do little for fear of spooking Wall Street.

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How Market Freedom Combats Economic Inequality

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog12/09/2021

Joe Biden thinks that unless there's widespread government intervention in the economy, economic inequality "brews and ferments political discord and basic revolutions."

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Elizabeth Warren Is So Very Wrong about Inflation

Money and BanksU.S. Economy

Blog12/02/2021

Elizabeth Warren has pronounced her verdict on higher food and gasoline prices: they are nothing less than the result of corporate greed. In fact, there is no inflation, only corporations arbitrarily raising prices.

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Housing Hubris: Can Home Prices Spiral upward Forever?

U.S. Economy

Blog11/27/2021

The causes of today's skyrocketing housing prices are different in many ways from what happened in 2008. But that doesn't mean we're barreling toward a happy ending.

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Antitrust Regulation Assumes Bureaucrats Know the "Correct" Amount of Competition

U.S. Economy

Blog11/16/2021

The process of learning what’s most efficient and profitable includes merging with competitors and taking over different stages of the supply chain—all tactics that would be considered in violation of current antitrust laws.

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