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Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPrices
Dressing up the history of the world, and its economic development, in terms of transaction costs is mostly not very helpful.
Free MarketsLabor and WagesU.S. Economy
Last week Business Insider referenced a study to defend NYC's minimum wage law. Neither holds up well upon any sort of serious analysis.
Trump seems to want a smaller trade deficit, and increased net capital flows into the U.S. at the same time. But he can’t have both.
Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade
For Ludwig von Mises, international bureaucracies like the WTO devoted to enforcing "free trade" are not progress. They're simply another type of government planning.
Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy
While much of the media remains focused on Trump and trade, the greatest threat to the Chinese economy may be reckoning with a massive financial bubble from within.
At this point mal-investments and false market signals have been accumulating for many years. The effects can be seen not necessarily in a future "crash" but also in our current weak and declining levels of economic growth.
Philosophy and Methodology
Taxes and Spending
Farm subsidies encourage farmers to be inefficient and wasteful. Moreover, subsidies mostly benefit large farms and landowners, and not the "small family farms" we're told the subsidies protect.