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Why the New "GDP-B" Measure Doesn't Solve the Failures of GDP

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog04/16/2019

The thinking goes that MIT's new GDP-B measure allows the statistician to estimate a “consumer surplus.”

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Why Trump Wants the Fed To Pump Even More Easy Money

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/04/2019

Trump doesn't understand the problem with the boom-bust cycle is the boom phase, not the bust.

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Will the Trade War End in a Rural Bloodbath?

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog03/25/2019

Trump's high-tax trade policies have been a disaster for agriculture in the United States, marked by rising suicide among farmers, and declining incomes for farming households.

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Why Birthright Citizenship Is Rare In Europe

Labor and WagesProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog02/19/2019

Citizenship based on a person's current location is a long and well-established principle in the Americas. But this is not the case back in Europe.

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Why the Left Isn't Convinced by Your Economics Arguments

InterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog02/07/2019

Many people on the left regard economics as neither a science nor a principled field of study. For them, economics is just a pseudo-science invented as corporate propaganda, and people who push "free-market economics" do so because they are either evil or brainwashed by corporate masters.

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When Science Isn't Science

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog01/24/2019

Many modern scientists simply follow in the footsteps of Jacques Cousteau who once opined that “world population must be stabilized and to do that we must eliminate 350,000 people per day.”

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We Don't Need Neoliberalism — We Already Have Liberalism

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog01/07/2019

Neoliberalism is a not a free-market or libertarian ideology. It's really just a throwback to the mercantilism of old, in which government-sponsored monopolies push their agendas on everyone else.

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