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Notes on Fed Chair Jerome Powell's 60 Minutes Non-Interview

03/12/2019Power & Market

 Jay Powell "sees no reason" the economy can't keep chugging along. And of course that's true until it isn't.

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No, Robots Won't Make Us All Unemployed

Labor and Wages

Blog03/11/2019

We are better off not needing twelve people with shovels to do the same thing as a single bulldozer. Robots are not fundamentally different from a bulldozer.

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New Houses Are Getting Smaller — But They're Still Much Larger Than What Your Grandparents Had

Blog03/08/2019

The size of new houses has shrunk since 2015. (Houses are still two-thirds larger than they were 50 years ago.) But will local governments let developers build smaller, simpler, more affordable housing?

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No, You Don't Need a $200K College Degree

02/26/2019Power & Market

Taxpayers are already subsidizing public colleges nationwide. But must taxpayers also pay for students who want designer degrees at private schools?

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New Study Confirms that the "Gender Pay Gap" Results from Women Making Different Choices

02/22/2019Power & Market

Just because two people have the same job title, that doesn't mean they do the same thing.

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No, Paul Krugman, This Shutdown is Not a "Big Libertarian Experiment"

Corporate WelfarePolitical Theory

Blog01/18/2019

Paul Krugman seems to think those who like freedom and free markets are somehow responsible for the current mess brought on by crippling government debt and an enormous federal budget.

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No, Dollar Stores Don't Create Poverty

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog01/01/2019

Dollar stores are hardly the starvation-producing hellholes that the critics claim them to be. They serve their customer base well, but it is not a customer base of elite journalists and politicians.

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