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Is a Recession Simply a Decline in GDP? What Does That Mean?

Booms and BustsEconomic PolicyInflationBusiness Cycles

Blog08/22/2022

The "official" definition of a recession is a two-consecutive-quarter decline in GDP, but there are problems with GDP measurement in the first place.

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Is College Worth It?

EducationStrategy

Blog08/19/2022

Whether you need college in today's world of unlimited digital information is exceedingly subjective.

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Inflation Makes People Poorer (And It's the Government's Fault)

The FedInflation

Blog08/15/2022

When inflation hits, we see higher overall prices for everyone. But inflation hits lower-income people the hardest, and they bear the brunt of this tax.

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If Mauritius Is a Tax H(e)aven, Other African Countries Must Be Tax Hells

Free MarketsSocialismTaxes and Spending

Blog08/13/2022

Elites are attacking the government of Mauritius for having lower tax rates than other African countries. The real issue is the levels of taxation in other African countries.

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Is Economic Growth Synonymous with Ecological Destruction? The NYT Gets It Wrong (Again)

Economic PolicyProperty RightsSocialism

Blog08/13/2022

The New York Times recently interviewed economist Herman Daly, who insists that economic growth is ecologically destructive. There is much more to the story.

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It Is Time to Put the Red Flag to Red-Flag Laws

ProgressivismThe Police State

Blog08/09/2022

Both progressives and conservatives are touting so-called red-flag laws as a means to prevent mass shootings. But many shootings already have occurred in states that have these laws.

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Inflation Takings Require Just Compensation: Slash Governments!

The FedInflation

Blog07/27/2022

Forget Biden's claim that his government is "fighting inflation." His government is creating inflation, and in so doing robbing people of their savings and earnings.

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Is Nationalism a Good Thing? It Depends.

World History

Blog07/26/2022

It’s impossible to simply declare nationalism itself to be good or bad. Its goodness or badness depends primarily on its effect on existing regimes and state institutions.

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