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No, Robots Cannot Replace Us

Blog09/18/2018

When robots may be more effective workers and possibly better engineers, they cannot figure out what is valued. That’s the task of entrepreneurs, who bet on what consumers will want.

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We Still Haven't Learned the Right Lessons from the 2008 Crash

Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/17/2018

It's frightening to see the persistent lack of insight shown by policymakers and financial media on the 2008 financial crisis.

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Why the "Economy Is an Engine" Metaphor is So Wrong

Booms and BustsThe Entrepreneur

Blog09/06/2018

The economy is not an engine, or a tool, and does not perform any “work.” The economy is you and me.

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Bernie Sanders-Endorsed Florida Man Threatens America's Freest Economy

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog08/29/2018

Under Andrew Gillum, the Sunshine State would come to look more like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s New York.

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Is the Sharing Economy Exploitative?

08/24/2018Power & Market

There's a whole lot of buzz about the sharing economy. Many seem to think it is something new, with some calling for a 'new economics' to explain it while others deride the 'gig economy' as a higher level of exploitation, inequality, and poverty. Neither is a good analysis.

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When will the Corporate-Debt Bubble Burst?

Financial Markets

Blog08/24/2018

Is it possible that the bubble-bursting in the corporate debt markets could precede — rather than coincide with — a bear market in equities? Yes, if history is any guide.

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Why Scandinavia Isn't Exceptional

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog08/15/2018

“Between 1950 and 2000, the Swedish population grew from seven to almost nine million. But astonishingly the net job creation in the private sector was close to zero.”

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Defending the "Gentrifier"

U.S. EconomySubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog08/09/2018

Gentrification gets bad press. It would appear that the gentrifier (he who engages in gentrification) is a malign exploiter, a bully, someone who takes advantage of the weak and the poor. And these are the nice things said about him.

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