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Free MarketsRationalismBusiness Cycles
Much is made of surveys determining consumer confidence in the economy. Expectations, however, must line up both with proper economic theories and the information at hand.
Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal EconomySocialismStrategy
While renewable energy and organic farming are considered sustainable, they're anything but. The collapse of Sri Lanka's green agricultural sector is a warning to the rest of the world.
Financial MarketsFree MarketsRationalism
The efficient market hypothesis, which is popular in neoclassical economics circles, holds that markets are so "efficient" that entrepreneurial profits are generated randomly.
Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy
Populists on the right (and left) are claiming that American prosperity came about because of high protective tariffs. But political rhetoric can't replace sound economics.
In the past, many Americans may have simply trusted to the regime to provide "law and order." But that sentiment is apparently becoming more and more rare.
Even though the Fed has been inflating the US dollar with impunity, neither the yen nor the euro can challenge the USD.
Economic FreedomFree MarketsEntrepreneurship
People decrying poverty in developing countries usually overlook the fact that there is a dearth of long-term economic thinking.
U.S. HistoryWorld History
National divorce does happen, and debts are not necessarily repudiated as a result. We can look to examples from Latin America, Eastern Europe, and the Czech-Slovak split.