In a free, unhampered market, businesspersons in the pursuance of their goals will not require macroeconomic indicators. Entrepreneurs require an entirely different kind of data than what government data provides.
We often hear these minimum wage laws are well intentioned. I cannot agree. Minimum-wage laws are evil in their methods (coercion) and evil in their goals (to make people believe they’re dependent on government).
The State of Missouri has adopted a new law mandating that state and local officials no longer assist in enforcing federal gun laws. The strategy has already been proven to work in states refusing to enforce federal marijuana laws.
The recent sale of an invisible statue for £13,000 is symptomatic of the thoroughgoing financialization of our economy. Investors have become ever more obsessed with the symbols of economic reality and less concerned with underlying economic facts.
Two things should concern us. First, the weakness of the recovery in the middle of the largest fiscal and monetary stimulus seen in decades, and second, the short and diminishing effect of these programs.