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The High Cost of Occupational Licensing

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog08/16/2019

Occupational licensing may increase quality for some higher income customers. But licensing increases monopoly power for dominant firms while driving lower-income customers out of the marketplace.

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The Fed Chairman and the Phillips Curve

Blog07/30/2019

The Fed Chairman’s suggestion that the inverse correlation between inflation and unemployment has disappeared reveals that US central bank policymakers were previously employing a bankrupt theoretical framework to navigate the economy.

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The State of Economics Education

EducationStrategy

07/26/2019Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Dr. Liliana Stern discuss the state of economics education on this special live episode of the Human Action Podcast.
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The Illusion of the Keynesian Multiplier

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/15/2019

Not only will easy-money policy not increase production, it will impoverish us by inflating away real wealth.

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There Is No Neutral Tax: Lessons from the the Amazon HQ2 "Subsidy"

Taxes and Spending

Blog06/14/2019

The tax-incentive deal Amazon had with New York was not a "subsidy" — in fact, Amazon pays enormous amounts of net taxes.

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The Real Meaning of Deflation

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/25/2019

Deflation is not a matter of animal spirits or consumer expectations. It is the result of earlier creation of money "out of thin air" by central banks and commerical banks. Deflation is the natural result.

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The Balance-of-Payments Myth

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog05/20/2019

It is not "the US" that imports Japanese or Chinese electrical appliances, but an individual from the US, or a group of Americans. They import these appliances because they believe that a profit can be made. And governments ought not interfere in these transactions.

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The Subsistence Fund Is the Heart of Economic Growth

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/11/2019

The "subsistence fund" — created by real savings — is the foundation of true economic growth. But it can be eroded and destroyed by creating money "out of thin air."

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