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While many believe that technology is key to a growing economy, technology is useless without entrepreneurship, which develops uses for technology.
Taxes and Spending
The Republicans' "Fiscal Responsibility Act" allows the government to continue adding trillions of dollars of debt that will be monetized by the Federal Reserve.
HayekCalculation and KnowledgePricesProduction Theory
While F.A. Hayek's famous 1945 essay effectively critiques the "perfect information" hypothesis, it is an inadequate explanation of the issue of economic calculation.
A free society depends on certain principles, and Western thinkers—including many "dead white males"—played a major role in their development.
Contrary to the still-enduring myth about Republican budget cutting, there is no correlation whatsoever between Republican control of DC and the trajectory of federal spending.
Economic FreedomEconomic PolicyFree MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade
During a debate on capitalism with James Otteson, Michael Anton opined that free markets are harmful to a nation's economy. Perhaps he needs to learn economics.
"Have we not, our privileged orders, aristocrats who control, indirectly, but certainly, the political power of the state? ... If any man doubts how these questions should be answered, let him walk through Wall-street."
Booms and BustsThe FedInflationU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles
As the Fed increases interest rates to reverse the inflation it has caused, firms that depended on easy money will face the bankruptcy judge. Stay tuned; there's more to come.