U.S. Economy

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Will the Next "Skyscraper Curse" Be Found in the Digital World?

U.S. Economy

Blog11/13/2021

Our largest skyscrapers exist no longer physically, but in a world of ones and zeroes. The most groundbreaking technology projects springing from malinvestment may be digital the next time around.

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Price Inflation Hits a 31-Year High as Janet Yellen Insists It's No Big Deal

U.S. Economy

Blog11/10/2021

Real wages fell in October as consumer prices, producer prices, and home prices all surge toward multidecade highs. But Janet Yellen isn't concerned. She says the Fed won't allow anything bad to happen.

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The Weak Jobs Report Shows the Failure of Keynesian Policies

U.S. Economy

Blog10/16/2021

We can see that these massive trillion-dollar stimulus programs generate a virtually nonexistent long-term positive impact, just a short-term bounce that lasts less than a quarter.

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Why Bureaucrats Are Sitting on So Much Money-Losing Real Estate

U.S. Economy

Blog09/21/2021

The Feds are sitting on a huge pile of decaying buildings. A private business would sell these off, but this task is apparently too difficult for federal bureaucrats. 

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Why Does the Fed Say Current Debt Levels Are not Sustainable?

U.S. Economy

Blog08/31/2021

A few months ago US national debt exceeded $28 trillion. This number is certainly the one economists usually work with, but does this figure capture a long-term perspective?

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Macroeconomic Data Is a Tool for Government Intervention

U.S. Economy

Blog08/24/2021

In a free, unhampered market, businesspersons in the pursuance of their goals will not require macroeconomic indicators. Entrepreneurs require an entirely different kind of data than what government data provides.

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Inflation's Assault on the Family

U.S. Economy

Blog08/12/2021

In the era of global lockdowns, we've seen increasing supplies of money, decreasing supplies of goods, and governments financing their citizens to forgo work and stay home. The resulting price inflation should surprise no one. 

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Welfare Payments and Foreign Policy Fears Are the Only Things Holding America Together

U.S. Economy

Blog08/11/2021

Fear of China and Iran, combined with the more practical desire for continued “free” money from the federal government, will continue to fuel opposition to any serious movement toward secession.

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It’s Time to Abolish the Capital Gains Tax

U.S. Economy

Blog08/10/2021

The capital gains tax cuts off start-ups and smaller entrepreneurs from access to flows of capital. The tax makes society more wasteful, less innovative, and less dynamic.

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Why Are Thieves Stealing So Many Catalytic Converters?

Global EconomyU.S. Economy

Blog07/21/2021

US car owners are being preyed upon by thieves, because South African mine owners are being preyed upon by their government. 

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