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Recession Predictor: Conceptions

U.S. Economy


To put an Austrian spin on this, conception is essentially the creation of a higher order good.

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Trump's Tariffs, Fannie's Funding: How High Can Rents Climb?

PovertyU.S. History

Renters can't keep paying higher and higher rents, as nearly half of all renter households pay more than 30 percent of their income for housing.

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Do Public Unions Make Police More Dangerous?

Legal SystemThe Police State

Research supports the idea that police unions contribute to greater amounts of officer misconduct.

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Central Bank Musical Chairs

Money and BanksMonetary Theory

Reversing trillions of dollars of securities purchases will create turmoil. And now that price inflation is in equation, the ride will be bumpy.

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Fake Women and Phony Interest Rates

Capital and Interest TheoryMoney and Banking

Today's central-bank induced low, low interest rates are making massive debt look much more attractive than it should.

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The Scam That Is Urban "Land Use" Planning

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Government planners admit they don't know how consumers actually want to use city land. But that doesn't stop them from regulating every lot in town.

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Trump Shows Us Why Its So Hard to "Drain the Swamp"

StrategyTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

The permanent government of bureaucrats, generals, staffers, and strategists in Washington exercises greater power than any elected official.

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The Unseen Cost of Shoveling Snow

Philosophy and MethodologyValue and Exchange

The broken-window fallacy can be seen everywhere — and snow removal must necessarily come at the cost of not doing something else.

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Can Double-Entry Bookkeeping Save the World?

World History

Accounting is rarely held up as a terribly exciting topic, but in many ways, good accounting makes capitalism and economic progress possible.

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Conflicts of Interest in Government Are More Common than You Think

Cronyism and CorporatismFree Markets

The common definition of "conflict of interest" is far too narrow, and should include taking campaign contributions in exchange for political favors.

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