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Consumer Prices Decline in June

“Interest rates tell us monetary policy is very tight. The money supply tells us monetary policy is somewhat tight. Will the Fed interpret recent data as a signal it’s time to pivot?” ~Alexander W. Salter

A Free, Prosperous and Secure America

America has a long history of seeking access to global markets to buy and sell goods and services. Yet trade policy has always been intertwined

Unbundling Zoning

This paper investigates the case for abolishing zoning. Recent arguments for zoning abolition maintain that local governments can adequately regulate land use without the strict

Coolidge’s Silent Recipe for Success: Less Federal Government

“Politicians in 2024, however, embrace a very different principle: the necessity of government intervention in private affairs. Regardless of the party or the candidates, the automatic answer seems to be bigger and, most worryingly, more invasive government.” ~Luis Carlos Araujo Quintero

Mortgage Rates Are Likely To Decline In the Near Future

“Not that long ago, the real rate on Treasury bills was negative. The real rate on Treasury securities is temporarily high due to the Federal Reserve’s policy goal of lowering the inflation rate.” ~Gerald P. Dwyer

AIER’s Everyday Price Index Sees First Decline in 2024

“In June, US inflation slowed to its lowest rate since 2021 primarily due to a significant deceleration in housing costs. June data bolsters the likelihood of rate cuts, potentially beginning in September.” ~Peter C. Earle

Money First, People Last? 

“Higher corporate tax rates will bring about exactly what people like Senator Hawley fear: the control of the market in the hands of a few key players by means of force.” ~Thomas Savidge

Sen. Cassidy Sounds Alarm on Union Policies Crushing the Free Market

“What’s good for Big Labor is often quite inconsistent with what’s good for small businesses and their workers. From labor laws to healthcare costs, these Biden initiatives could impose heavy financial burdens and reduce the operational flexibility that America’s entrepreneurs’ owners rely upon for survival.” ~ Thomas Stratmann