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Yellow Trucking Goes Bankrupt, Thanks in Part to Onerous Labor Laws

Bureaucracy and RegulationLawLabor and WagesU.S. History


Yellow Trucking Company has filed for bankruptcy and ceases to exist as a viable firm. Much of the blame is due to the Teamsters Union which has a long a violent history.

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You Can’t Depend on the State to Maintain Public Order

Legal SystemMedia and CultureProgressivism


Crime is increasing in American cities, but don't count on police to protect you. The Defund the Police movement has less to do with that than most people think.

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Yet Another Month of Questionable Federal Jobs Data as 310,000 Fewer People Report Having Jobs

U.S. Economy


In 2023, self-employment has collapsed again with year-over-year self-employment growth dropping by 6.5 percent. That's the largest drop since December 2007, when the Great Recession officially began. 

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You Don’t Like It? Leave! The Telling Sophistry of Tax Apologists

Big GovernmentDemocracyTaxes and Spending


Contrary to the worldview of progressives, taxation and the coercion it brings are not part of a "social contract." Instead, they are implemented by force.

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Yes, the Latest Bank Bailout Is Really a Bailout, and You Are Paying for It.

Money and BanksU.S. Economy


The Fed is launching a new billionaire bailout designed to keep banks afloat, and the FDIC is promising to back potentially trillions in deposits. The taxpayer will ultimately be on the hook. 

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Yearning for Beauty in the Truth of Economic Thinking

Economic FreedomStrategyAustrian Economics Overview


Those adhering to Austrian Economic thinking see the beauty in concepts coming together and providing a way to truthfully assess human action.

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Yes, the US Government Has Defaulted Before


While the 1979 default was relatively small, the 1934 default affected millions of Americans who had bought Liberty Bonds mistakenly thinking the government would make good on its promises.

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You Think the Global Economy Is Brightening? Beware: The Big Hit Is Yet to Come

Booms and BustsCentral BanksThe FedMonetary PolicyU.S. Economy


While President Joe Biden's White House continues to give happy talk about the economy, some major economic storm clouds are brewing. The future does not look good.

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