Existing home sales

Existing-Home Sales Trending Flat; Upside Limited

Existing-home sales fell 2.2 percent in September and are about even with levels from 2016. Housing activity is unlikely to move significantly higher in the coming months.

– October 22, 2019

Collectivist Revivalism and the New Attack on Liberty

Liberty cannot be destroyed as long as they are any who hold it dear in their hearts, who share what they know and understand about it with others.

– October 22, 2019

My Busted iPhone Did Not Help the Economy

This thinking — or more accurately, this unthinking — pervades the popular understanding of natural disasters, wars, taxes, stadium subsidies, arts subsidies, and all sorts of other things that amount at best to a mere redirection of resources.

– October 22, 2019

Five Wrong Claims about Trade

Debating trade issues with President Trump’s anti-trade supporters is a constant game of goal shifting. If you point out that the Trump tariffs are raising revenue for Uncle Sam on the backs of American consumers, they reply that Ch …

– October 22, 2019

Nigeria’s Cash Tax Is a Bad Idea

Nigeria is one of Africa’s most influential nations. But other African countries should think twice before emulating its costly cash policy.

– October 22, 2019

The Economics of Hitchhiking

If you pay attention, you’ll notice a lot of things that “economists in their studies” may not be able to imagine. But they exist. Because people are really good at finding ways to cooperate.

– October 21, 2019

The Three Biggest Myths about Political Economy

Although such myths will never be completely slain, their baneful impacts can be reduced by sound and unrelenting economic education and public commentary.

– October 21, 2019

All I Want for Christmas Is a Forged Passport

If we are serious about helping people escape extreme poverty, it’s time we look into getting people from where their labor has lower value to where their labor has higher value.

– October 21, 2019

Marx vs. Mises Video: Text and Commentary

Here you will find the full English text of the now-famous film, complete with explanatory videos with interviews from experts.

– October 18, 2019

Medicare-For-All Is a Plot to Pillage You

We still have no clue just who will pay for what and how much the bill will be.

– October 18, 2019
Housing starts

Manufacturing Slides Further While Housing Stabilizes

Single-family home construction picked up in September while an auto-production strike weighed on an already weak manufacturing sector. Erratic policy and elevated uncertainty continue to restrain activity and keep the economy vulnerable.

– October 17, 2019

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