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The Saving Problem in America: Alternatives and Reforms

Monetary PolicyTaxes and SpendingCapital and Interest Theory

Blog09/15/2020

Savings are the foundation for a productive and advanced economy. Unfortunately, governments insist on policies that make it harder for ordinary people to save.

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Two Analogies for the Economy That the Media Keeps Getting Wrong

Media and Culture

Blog05/30/2020

Ultimately, we need not rely on the government (i.e., the “king’s men” putting Humpty-Dumpty back together again). People acting freely in a marketplace could do it all by themselves. If only the government would let them.

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The COVID Stimulus is the Government’s Latest Rejection of Say’s Law

Monetary PolicyProduction Theory

Blog05/08/2020

No matter what levers are pulled by the fiscal and monetary authorities, stones will not be turned into bread.

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This Bust Wasn't Caused by a Virus

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsLabor and Wages

Blog04/24/2020

The COVID-19 panic may have sped up the beginning of this economic crisis, but the virus wasn’t the cause. The real cause of the crisis was the boom that came before it.

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Three Arguments Debunking Marx’s Labor Theory of Value

Labor and WagesSocialismOther Schools of Thought

Blog12/21/2019

As dismissive as many of us would like to be toward Marx’s thoroughly debunked labor theory of value, it still holds currency among today’s budding socialists.

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The Cost of Government Is Rising Much Faster than Housing and Healthcare

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/09/2019

The American cost of living is driven up not only by housing and healthcare costs, but by even larger increases in tax bills and government spending.

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Three Ways Capitalists Make Workers Better Off

The EntrepreneurLabor and Wages

Blog06/07/2019

Capitalists provide a service to workers: access to capital with no risk, and immediate payment for services. Meanwhile, starting your own business brings both risk and a long wait before the profits start rolling in.

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The Unseen Costs of "Medicare for All"

Health

Blog05/21/2019

Many of the worst costs that will come with "Medicare for All" won't be calculated in dollars. They'll come in the form of doctor shortages, long wait times, and less access to care.

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