Monday, February 19, 2018

Economics

Allies Worry as Trump Accuses Germany, Japan of Purposely Devaluing Currencies

This article originally appeared at Anti-Media. Following recent comments from President Donald Trump suggesting the U.S. is being forced to “sit there like a bunch of dummies” as it’s taken advantage of by the economic policies...

Are Schools Limiting Education?

In Senator Ben Sasse’s recent book, The Vanishing American Adult, he argues that America is experiencing “a coming of age crisis.” He observes that kids are growing older without maturing; that, like Peter Pan,...

Austrian Economics Could Better Explain Politics

In a previous article, I discussed a theory of conflict framed by economics.  I suspect that my thoughts touch on Rothbard's elusive category of Praxeology: the "Theory of Hostile Action". I stumbled upon the idea...

Trump’s Maoist Steel Obsession

“If steel and iron works, copper mines, and sawmills cannot be operated to their full capacity, the reason can only be that there are not enough buyers on the market ready to purchase their...

Is the Government’s Budget Equal to GDP?

Memo to news people: tax cuts don't have to be paid for. The money is ours; the government takes it from us by threat of force, i.e., taxation. It's government programs that have to...

Connecting the Dots on the Declining Work Ethic

Connecting the Dots on the Declining Work Ethic: Video Games, Student Debt, Drugs, and Welfare A recent scholarly study, a recent newspaper story, a recent newspaper column, and a recent magazine article seemed at first blush...

Donald Trump, Standard Conservative

In the second month of Donald Trump’s presidency, it is crystal clear that he is nothing more than a standard conservative, one with a unique personality but a standard conservative nonetheless. Consider the drug war....

Keynes Would Have Loved Trump’s Economic Plan

Trump’s plan is what Keynes would have prescribed! Most economic commentators such as a Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman should be delighted with the US president-elect Donald Trump’s economic plan for it is going to be...

“Repeal and Replace Obamacare” Fiasco

As I watched the "Repeal and Replace Obamacare" fiasco, I wondered: what congressional district does Rube Goldberg represent?
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