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The Burden of Government Debt and James Buchanan's Corrective

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Donald J. Boudreaux- Jul 15, 2019

To Help Women, Should We Boycott Women's Soccer?

The U.S. women’s national team brought home their second consecutive World Cup on the same day that the U.S. men’s national team lost in the CONCACAF Gold Cup final to Mexico.  The U.S....
Art Carden- Jul 14, 2019

How Powell can Set Right Monetary Policy and Financial Markets

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James L. Caton- Jul 14, 2019

Megan Rapinoe Understands Economics

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Speak Not of Trade Deficits But Goods Surpluses (Video)

Edward Stringham addresses the trade war and the mistaken notion of the trade deficit, speaking on BBC. 
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Economic Prediction Is Harder than the Pundits Claim

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Sam Frank- Jul 12, 2019

July Business Conditions Monthly

AIER’s Leading Indicators index was unchanged in June, holding at the neutral reading of 50. The Lagging Indicators index was also unchanged in the latest month, repeating the May result of...
Robert Hughes- Jul 12, 2019

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Art Carden- Jul 12, 2019

Grocery and Restaurant Prices Offset in the AIER Everyday Price Index

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The Economics of South Park

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