Continuing to Get Straight the Facts About the American Economy

“Despite governments at the local, state, and federal levels all obstructing, in various ways, the process of entrepreneurial wealth creation, the robustness of the American economy continues to impress.”

– May 31, 2023

Two Cheers for Gramm and Solon

“Excessive government spending makes us less productive than we otherwise would be, resulting in a permanently lower level of employment and output.” ~ Alexander W. Salter

– May 31, 2023

Business Conditions Monthly April 2023

“AIER’s April Business Conditions Monthly indicators reflect the disparate, and to some extent offsetting economic signals emergent within the US economy today.” ~ Peter C. Earle

– May 30, 2023

The Socialist Generation Debate

“The information required to ‘calculate’ the correct choice literally does not exist until market processes are allowed to generate information about the relative opportunity costs of various resources.” ~ Michael Munger

– May 30, 2023

Waller Offers Common Sense View on Financial Risks of Climate Change

“Climate-related innovation does not seem to pose a unique risk to the financial system. And lenders have a long history of adapting to technological innovation.” ~ Bryan Cutsinger

– May 29, 2023

Bill and Ted Take Joan of Arc to Walmart

“What I think is most striking about Walmart – and what I would hope Joan of Arc, Genghis Khan, Socrates, and others would notice – is that the floor-to-ceiling cornucopia is not restricted to the elites.” ~ Art Carden

– May 29, 2023

Why We Need Acquisitions and Why Khan’s Concerns are Bad for Business

“Antitrust cases cost a great deal of time and money, and yet Lina Khan asserts that FTC will be looking more closely at M&As both past and present — and this assertion should be of concern to any entrepreneur and any corporate investor.” ~Kimberlee Josephson

– May 28, 2023

We Are Measuring Inflation All Wrong: Non-Housing Inflation is Very Low

“Lagged OER and rent overstated inflation by more than two percentage points over the past ten months – raising it to 3.3 percent from 0.6 percent.” ~ Alan Reynolds

– May 28, 2023

Bud Light’s Sales Implosion, Explained (by Mises)

“Instead of focusing on creating value and serving consumers, companies are forced to dance to the ESG piper’s tune and perform whatever social initiatives a tiny cabal of people regard as important.” ~ Jon Miltimore

– May 27, 2023

Dr. Seuss, Philosopher Extraordinaire

“It happens that, 75 years after Seuss wrote it, Thidwick turns out to be a good metaphor Western democracies.” ~ Bruce Rottman

– May 27, 2023


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