Thursday, December 14, 2017

Economics

Cryptocurrency Will Survive And Thrive, But Will Bitcoin?

March 2017 came in like a lion for Bitcoin as, for the first time ever, one Bitcoin sold for more than one ounce of gold. As I write this, the Bitcoin currently in circulation, if...

Would you like the $9,400 CT scan or the $450 CT scan?

We're not all careful. Some of us ride motorcycles on the highway,… recklessly. A nephew ended up at a Level I trauma center in Houston, Texas, in March of 2016 as a result. He...

Your Enemies Are Not Monsters: An Olive Branch Across the Divide

Certain highs given by alcohol, laughing gas, huffing paint and the like, give a sense of euphoria by depriving the brain of oxygen. You can get a similar high by climbing a mountain, where...

Is A Recession In Sight?

The US economy’s check engine light is on, despite the vocal rhetoric of President Trump, his administration, and the media spewing the same nonsense of a rising stock market and how the unemployment rate...

TGIF: Thank You, Donald Trump

We advocates of liberty owe Donald Trump a great debt of gratitude. Thanks to Trump it is clearer than ever that most people who call themselves conservatives, and not just those who have lined...

Why Americans Pay Triple the World Price for Sugar

Washington is once again massively screwing up the American sugar market. Because American farmers cannot compete with foreign sugar growers, the federal government has maintained an array of sugar import quotas and/or tariffs for...

Tax Freedom Day 2017: How Free Are We?

Tax Day 2017 has passed for individual taxpayers, but America’s tax bill is still due, and it’s a big one. Taxpayers won’t pay off this year’s local, state, and federal tax burden totaling $5.1 trillion...

How Paid Parental Leave Accidentally Promotes Inequality

In honor of Mother's Day, Facebook executive Sheryl Sandberg called for a new public policy to limit economic opportunities and choices for women. Naturally, she did not phrase it quite like that. But among other...

TGIF: Back to Square One?

For those who value liberty and peace, this has been a distressing -- even disappointing -- election season. Neither major candidate gives a hoot about individual rights, and neither shows any sign of understanding...

TGIF: Things to Keep in Mind During the Health Care Debate

As the debate proceeds over what should succeed the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), here are a few basic ideas to keep in mind. We live in a world of scarcity, which is to say that...
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