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Disney's Special District Is Not a "City-State" or "Private City"

U.S. Economy

Blog05/02/2022

One will occasionally hear from a libertarian activist that Disney World is some sort of model for totally private governance. This is a huge exaggeration of the reality.  

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Disney's Corporate Welfare Is Modern Mercantilism

U.S. Economy

Blog04/22/2022

Disney's special legal status in Florida is reminiscent of the mercantilist corporations of old. They were granted favors at the expense of ordinary businesses who did not enjoy the favor of state officials. 

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Destroying America to "Save" It? Biden's Nihilistic Destruction of the Energy Industry

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe EnvironmentU.S. Economy

Blog04/05/2022

The Biden administration in its desire to "save" the planet from climate change has decided to destroy one of this country's most productive and important industries in the process, putting the US economy itself in jeopardy.

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Why It's Looking More like the 1970s than the 1950s.

U.S. EconomyWorld History

Blog04/04/2022

It is theoretically possible that through huge gains in productivity, the US could escape inflation and stave off a recession. But don’t count on it.

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Money Supply Growth Heads Back Up: February Growth Up to 7 Percent

U.S. Economy

Blog04/01/2022

During February 2022, year-over-year (YOY) growth in the money supply was at 7.1 percent. That's up from January's rate of 6.8 percent, and down from the February 2021 rate of 39.1 percent. Growth peaked in February 2021.

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The Return of the Austrians

Money and BanksU.S. Economy

Blog03/28/2022

In contrast to the Keynesians and Friedmanites, Rothbard showed how Austrian economists can understand the stagflation phenomenon through price theory and capital theory. Interest rates must be raised in order to flush out malinvestments.

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Why Employment Is Not the Key to Economic Growth

U.S. Economy

Blog02/08/2022

A reduction in unemployment is not the key factor for economic growth. Rather, it is saving that is instrumental in the expansion and the enhancement of the production structure.

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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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