Daily Economy Articles

Monday, August 26, 2019
Durable-goods orders rose for a second consecutive month, but the trend is essentially flat over the past year. Erratic, politically motivated policy remains the biggest risk to the economy.
Monday, August 26, 2019
A plan like Sanders’ Green New Deal will not successfully achieve the goals it lays out, and is likely to cause significant damage to the economy.
Monday, August 26, 2019
While the goal is an honorable one, considering that added layers of safety would help to prevent deaths, the unintended consequences of flooding the car industry with a greater number of regulations aren’t being addressed.
Monday, August 26, 2019
If the economy falters, supply side policies will be blamed. That would be unfortunate. Supply side hasn’t been tried yet.
Monday, August 26, 2019
The Obamas may have intended to make a film about workplace culture clashes, but American Factory is at its core damning snapshot of American labor entitlement in an age of increasing globalization.
Monday, August 26, 2019
The tree cover of the planet is increasing, thanks mostly to increased efficiencies in food production. 
Sunday, August 25, 2019
It is not a matter of replacing economist A with economist B; it is a matter of rethinking what economists should do.
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Despite first appearances, the differences separating the human body and medical intervention from the economy and economic intervention are many.
Saturday, August 24, 2019
Something tells me that if we are ever going to regain the footing in public culture, the Brooks path might be the one to make it happen.
Friday, August 23, 2019
New-home sales fell in July, and there is little evidence to support an expectation of a significant, sustained acceleration in housing activity in the coming months and quarters.
Friday, August 23, 2019
Shelton is right to criticize the full-employment aspect of the Fed’s dual mandate.
Friday, August 23, 2019
Many economists have strong opinions about the gold standard. Few seem to understand how a gold standard functions.
Friday, August 23, 2019
When businesses face uncertainty they tend to play it safe and hold back from making any big moves that entail risk but might reinvigorate the economy. The same can be said for consumers.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
Liberalism says YES, and the cosmopolitan liberal order turns strangers into friends and enemies into partners.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
The Business Roundtable is merely rediscovering what proponents of a free market system have known for a long time.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
It is increasingly evident that the determined embrace of 18th-century trade philosophies is taking a mounting toll on American consumers and businesses
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
The word over time became corrupted, and still is to a great extent, by people who try to enlist their pet cause in the idea. But nothing can take away that great first principle of liberalism: that society can manage itself to bringing dignity to the lives of individuals and communities without...
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Existing-home sales are recovering from a recent dip but are unlikely to move significantly higher in coming months and quarters.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Suppose a government official is in a position to impose rules that will affect every firm in a major industry.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
A close and careful look at the empirical record reveals that one cannot infer that America was made richer from slavery. It is even clear that America was made poorer by slavery.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Human beings have contradictory impulses. On the one hand, we want to be “free”; on the other, we want to be led, and by a powerful and charismatic leader.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
The proposed remedy, of course, is always government intervention — a remedy, alas, that is destined to fail.
Monday, August 19, 2019
A capitalist benefactor of the American abolitionist movement used his business to wage war against slavery. He ended up revolutionizing the American financial industry in the process.
Monday, August 19, 2019
Massachusetts has not legalized cannabis products so much as entered the drug market via a handful of chosen franchisees, with the extra competitive advantage that you could be fined or jailed if you buy from the competition. Let freedom ring.
Monday, August 19, 2019
Unions love exclusive representation. They fought hard to secure it, and they will fight just as hard to preserve it.
Monday, August 19, 2019
Throughout his career as a writer and journalist, which spanned from the 1920s to the 1970s, Schuyler was scathing in his analysis and relentless in his criticisms of white racism in the America of his time.
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Economics as a science began to take shape in the late Middle Ages as theologians began to come to terms with laws operating within the material world to enhance human well being. 
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Pope Francis has been consistently against capitalism and not just capitalism; his target since at least 2014 has been the whole system of human liberty insofar as it impacts commercial life.
Sunday, August 18, 2019
Nothing in Rothbard’s later view manages to cast doubt on his earlier view and White’s thesis, much less refute them.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
Tariffs invite retaliation thus ruining export markets in addition to raising prices and tipping small businesses into the failing side of thin margins. 
Saturday, August 17, 2019
I don’t want a fighter in the Oval Office, I want a thinker.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
We do not want elected officials to police the monetary policy makers. But monetary policy makers have clearly demonstrated that they are incapable of policing themselves. 
Friday, August 16, 2019
Consumer sentiment fell sharply in August in reaction to the latest trade and monetary policy decisions.
Friday, August 16, 2019
Single-family housing activity has stabilized, but there is little evidence to suggest significant gains in the near future; multifamily housing activity remains robust.
Friday, August 16, 2019
What is the right principle? It is this: consent — by both parties. 
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.

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