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Why We Need Free Markets To Fight Pandemics

Free MarketsHealthPrice ControlsPrices

Blog03/23/2020

What needs to be done in such a crisis is not to attempt to steer the market to ensure it provides what is needed, but to let it free to do what it always does: match the goals of entrepreneurial producers with the needs of the populace.

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Why Bad GDP Metrics Lead to Bad Policy

Booms and Busts

Blog01/22/2020

Our flawed economic measure called GDP leads to a flawed and skewed view of the economy in which consumer spending is the most important metric.

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What Real Tax Reform Looks Like

Taxes and Spending

Blog12/15/2017
Real tax reform means reducing taxes and government spending. It does mean tax cuts in some places, and tax increases in others.
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Want to Grow the Economy? Stop Listening to Clueless Economists

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyU.S. Economy

Blog08/31/2017
Not only are economists incapable of recognizing what economic growth is, they propose policies that are inimical to the progress necessary for growth.
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Wine, Art, and Ferraris: The Bubble in Luxury Goods

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog05/24/2017
Our inflationary economy is sending the prices of luxury goods soaring — while prices on products for regular people are often flat.
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Why Understanding "Roundaboutness" Is so Important

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog03/09/2017
Making production processes more roundabout results in greater production in terms of the quantity produced and a lower cost on a per-unit basis.
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World Power, World Policy, and the United States in 1917

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog03/07/2017
Like the European powers in the run up to the Great War, the United States was very active in new imperialist adventures.
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