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The FedFinancial Markets
As the economy begins to slow, the results of the Fed's money pumping are showing up in mergers and acquisitions.
Police stood around outside the Uvalde, Texas, school while a gunman shot children inside. Meanwhile, gun control advocates tell us we should just trust the cops to keep us safe.
Big GovernmentWar and Foreign Policy
American politicians claim that excessive military spending makes Americans "safe." The record shows otherwise.
Economic PolicyProgressivismFiscal Theory
While politicians claiming to be "fiscally responsible" call for balanced budgets, the real drag on the economy is government spending itself.
Thirty-nine people were killed in school shootings in 2018 (one of the worst years). In the same period, 900 children drowned, and 1,800 were murdered via child abuse.
By making covid a political virus, progressive politicians, cheered on by their media, applied political "solutions" that failed to protect the most vulnerable people.
Protectionism and Free TradeOther Schools of Thought
Krugman’s recent NYT column on Russia features commentary on trade surpluses that is at best very misleading.
InflationMonetary PolicyPrice Controls
Ireland has been "experimenting" with MMT and price controls. The results are predictable.