Daily Economy Articles

Friday, August 16, 2019
The anti-capitalist ideology of southern slaveholders presents a conundrum for historians who erroneously equate the plantation economy with the free market.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Retail sales rose again in July, but industrial production fell. Continued economic expansion remains the most likely path.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Social media is a dynamic evolutionary process that can lead to better ideas, but the path often isn't pretty.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
What happens when you fight economics? Economics pushes back. It cares nothing for your visions, speeches, songs, hats, and rallies; indeed, not even the world’s biggest guns and armies can stop the forces of supply and demand.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
AIER’s leading indicators fell back below neutral in July; second-quarter GDP posted a modest gain, but details look solid. AIER’s Business Cycle Conditions Leading Indicators index pulled back slightly in July, dropping to 46 following neutral 50 readings in May and June. The Roughly Coincident...
Thursday, August 15, 2019
If West could, if just for a moment, take a look at his case, would she consider helping?
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Bagehot would certainly not qualify as very libertarian — even though his contemporary raging in favor of free trade, unregulated banking, and minimum government might suggest so.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
If you care about the environment, you should put your bottles and other glass in the regular garbage, every time.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
As the friend/enemy dichotomy intensifies, conspiracy theory advances, and not without evidence: the more politicized society becomes, the more conspiracies really do exist. 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Chinese tech giant Huawei is rapidly ascending to become a leading brand for global telecommunication strategies and innovation, transforming its competitive landscape. But not everyone sees Huawei as a friendly competitor.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
AIER’s Everyday Price Index rose 0.2 percent in July, partially reversing a 0.4 percent decline in June. The more widely known price gauge, the Consumer Price Index, also rose 0.2 percent in July. The EPI measures price changes people see in everyday purchases such as groceries, restaurant meals,...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Modern agricultural technologies and long-distance trade have benefitted the environment by concentrating food production in the best locations and by drastically increasing yields.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Trade wars can only be fought with fiscal, monetary, and interventionist regulatory policy tools that hinder and hamper the free choices of all of us, both in the domestic and international marketplaces.
Monday, August 12, 2019
When the U.S. devalues the dollar, the tight relationship between the world’s currencies and the dollar means that a devaluation stateside is generally a global event.
Monday, August 12, 2019
Ordinary Americans are indeed today much richer than they were during any imagined past golden age.
Monday, August 12, 2019
GATT marked a seachange in economic affairs, the moment when nationalist-style protectionism gave way to international cooperation and the primacy of enterprise. It was the revolution of 1948. 
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Beware: every theory that posits that your job is alienating is a ruse to draft you into a new form of collective identity in which you will have fewer choices.
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Today’s currency war with China promises to deliver what currency wars always deliver: instability and uncertainty.
Saturday, August 10, 2019
The U.S. has fewer med school spots per capita than almost any other developed country. 
Saturday, August 10, 2019
My students in Prague (or in Fairfax) do not appreciate enough how the right-wing populist assault on markets is as (if not more) dangerous to the Liberal Project as those from the left.
Friday, August 9, 2019
Outdated intellectual property (IP) laws severely restrict the production of books and material that should be easily accessible to the public.
Friday, August 9, 2019
Free market capitalism naturally seeks ways to be inclusive by trying to attract a wider consumer base.
Thursday, August 8, 2019
As politicians continue to promise privileges in exchange for votes, by telling Americans they have a “right” to education, we forget to see this problem for what it is: the result of a lack of personal responsibility.
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Initial claims near 200,000 and private job openings near 7 million suggest the labor market remains tight, supporting personal incomes, consumer confidence, and future consumer spending.
Thursday, August 8, 2019
If we really want the political class to do something, my humble suggestion that they stop fomenting tribal wars that fuel hatreds and instead point out the great lesson of modernity that people in all their diversity can work together in peace.
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Even if it proves to be an inexact science, the effort is worth undertaking.
Thursday, August 8, 2019
the Fed should stay in its lane and stop trying to re-invent what banks are already doing.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
The notion of the cultic milieu helps explain many aspects of today’s politics, such as the rise of movements like the alt-right, and the growth of fringe beliefs across the ideological spectrum.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Alexandra Hudson joins the Next Revolution with Steve Hilton to discuss why government cannot fix this.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Ideologies of control and hate have targeted commercial life because of its best feature of breaking down tribes and substituting in its place an ever-evolving universal cooperation.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
The founder of The Nation magazine would have completely rejected the Green New Deal as a socialist and illiberal disaster. 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Leadership is a pseudoscience for constructing narratives. America does not 'need a leader'.
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Compared to beneficiaries, the victims of government interventions are indeed typically more difficult to see — which is why good economists spend so much time and energy explaining the reality of these victims.
Monday, August 5, 2019
Nonmanufacturing activity expanded at a slower pace in July. The results are consistent with a range of economic data that point to continued though uneven growth.
Monday, August 5, 2019
Problems with punishment will persist, but they will be more tractable when government’s always-feeble efforts can be concentrated where they matter most: the protection of human lives, limbs, and property.
Monday, August 5, 2019
For many firms, their reputation is their most valuable asset. They will go to great lengths to protect it.
Monday, August 5, 2019
Republicans and Democrats are two sides of the same big, abusive, and anti-freedom government coin.
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Imagine there are two people, Jason and Namor, and they have these production possibilities for crimes prevented and movies made per year.
Saturday, August 3, 2019
The labor problems facing the Sanders campaign should make us pause for just a second and ask what it says about our ability to deliberate over, form, and articulate a Glorious Plan that will cure people’s ills, correct injustices, and secure domestic tranquility.
Saturday, August 3, 2019
This is a remarkable case of how a hastily drafted voting rule unintentionally drove the whole Democratic field to a wacky level of ideological extremism that nearly guarantees they will lose a national election. Everyone knows it, most everyone is against it, but no one can stop it.

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