Daily Economy Articles

Business Conditions Monthly

November Business Conditions Monthly

– November 14, 2019

AIER’s Leading Indicators index held steady in October, remaining slightly above neutral. Slow growth continues as economy remains vulnerable.

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The Times’s Editorial Page Lies with Statistics

– November 14, 2019

When debating tax policy it is important to use empirical evidence to inform the discussion of what rates the top earners currently pay and what rates we would like them to pay, or if a rate change is even warranted at all.

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There Need Not Be a Great Confrontation with China

– November 14, 2019

American businesses plainly see in China what the chattering classes don’t.

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Five Myths Propagated by Local-Food Activists

– November 14, 2019

By promoting the increased production of local food that does not offer a compelling quality/price ratio while shunning modern production and processing technologies, activists ensured that our food supply would become more expensive, environmentally damaging, and hazardous to our health .

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The Birth of the Deep State: A History

– November 14, 2019

The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act (1883) created a merit-based system of examinations and other requirements, and a salaried class of government employees.

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Everyday Price Index

Wide-spread Increases Boost Everyday Price Index in October

– November 13, 2019

AIER’s Everyday Price Index rose 0.4 percent in October, reversing back-to-back declines. Increases were widespread for the month. However, over the past 12 months, the index is up just 0.2 percent and over the past five years, the annualized gain is j …

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The Struggle to Get Education Away from the State

– November 13, 2019

Education reform is a perennial hot-button issue, with teachers’ unions like the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association spending vast sums to elect their preferred candidates and lobby them for reforms they find favorabl …

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What’s the Difference Between Michael Burry and Alexander Fordyce?

– November 13, 2019

Being correct about events in financial markets requires you to be qualitatively correct about the direction — the “what” — as well as financing your errors about the “when.”

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Proof That Tariffs Flood the Swamp

– November 13, 2019

Recently talking from the Senate floor, Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) candidly acknowledged what most AIER readers have known for a long time: politicians are influenced by special interest groups, and, in many cases, this influence prevents them fro …

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The Dark History of Swedish Socialism (Video)

– November 12, 2019

Everyone knows that socialism is newly fashionable as an idea and system. With that has come a certain level of whitewashing of the real history. I’m not just speaking of the totalitarian variety with its poverty, inflation, starvation, and mass death. …

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