Daily Economy Articles

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Two recent surveys’ reporting that more than half of millennials identify as socialist should ring alarm bells for people who support free markets and individual liberty.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
The Fed Repo headlines are worth watching, but not worth losing sleep over.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Prepaid debit cards issued by retailers like Walmart, the federal government, and banks like Green Dot and Comerica are providing unbanked Americans with a different but fully functional and cost-effective connection to the national payments system. 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Coercive policies extended beyond eugenic sterilization, forced and voluntary.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Industrial production rose in August, but the trend remains weak. Tariffs, erratic policy, and elevated uncertainty represent threats to the sector and the economy.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
There are few government interventionist policies as likely to disrupt, distort, and imbalance the actions of tens of millions, indeed, hundreds of millions, of people dependent upon each other for the everyday things of life as much as price controls.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Even if we somehow magically made all the guns go away, a few of our laziest, dullest mass murders might be deterred, but many would deploy instead even deadlier and more indiscriminate weapons of mass murder. 
Monday, September 16, 2019
I’d take whatever Bernie Sanders calls socialism over accountable capitalism any day, because rather than starve the dynamic private sector of resources, Elizabeth Warren’s vision stifles the dynamism itself.
Monday, September 16, 2019
Bitcoin is as much a product of spontaneous order as gold; it arose of unrelated innovations in several fields, each coming from different minds and institutions with wholly unrelated objectives.
Monday, September 16, 2019
Democratic voting gives no individual any influence whatsoever over the manner in which he or she is treated, or how he or she fares, in society.
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Let’s go easy on the young. There is nothing wrong with being spoiled. We all are. What’s inexcusable is the ignorance that drives us to take it all for granted and utterly fail to understand the source of the greatness of our lives and opportunities.
Sunday, September 15, 2019
If enough people discover and rediscover the timeless truths in the pages of Human Action, the ideas of Ludwig von Mises may well assist us in stemming the growing tide toward an even larger leviathan state that dangerously looms in front of us.
Sunday, September 15, 2019
My friend’s letter captures the essential reason why higher education today provides students with relatively low value, i.e., high cost for the minimal skills created: many colleges and universities reward conformity instead of productivity, and collegiality over competition.
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Following the last few years of record-low yields, first on government debt and more recently on private sector debt, we have seen an unexpected twist: the renewal of this long-dead market.
Friday, September 13, 2019
When nothing is open and people need access to important goods, private companies, charities, and neighbors step up — not government agencies. 
Friday, September 13, 2019
Retail sales improved in August, but data for the economy remain mixed. Overall, continued economic expansion remains the most likely path, but caution is warranted.
Friday, September 13, 2019
You can kill the process of innovation, and harm the very workers you think you are trying to help. California has made a terrible mistake.
Friday, September 13, 2019
Far from improving college affordability, the empirical evidence reveals that federal student aid does not do much to make college more affordable and might actually be increasing costs. 
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Every story needs a villain, and the most popular villain recently in economic policy circles is automation.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
Government has an uncanny way of taking a good practice in the private sector and ruining in. 
Thursday, September 12, 2019
AIER’s leading indicators index rose in August, moving slightly above neutral; consumers remain key. AIER’s Business Cycle Conditions Leading Indicators index posted a gain in August, rising to 58 following a dip below neutral in July. The Roughly Coincident Indicators index rose to 83 while the...
Thursday, September 12, 2019
The Consumer Price Index rose 0.1 percent in August as falling energy prices mask accelerating core prices.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
AIER’s Everyday Price Index fell 0.5 percent in August, the second decline in the past three months. Over the past 12 months, the EPI is down 0.1 percent, the first 12-month decline since February and down sharply from the 3.7 percent increase for the 12 months through June 2018. The more widely...
Thursday, September 12, 2019
As stablecoins develop, mature, and have increased adoption, they might not be driving continued innovation in the crypto space so much as simply rehashing current ideas in a new package.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
The depressing data actually amounts to a fantastic opportunity for those who choose to take advantage of it. 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Participants of the 1619 Project evince little awareness of the deep historical deficiencies in Baptist’s work or of similar problems among the other "New Economic History scholars on whom they rest their case.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Margins are already thin in this exciting and innovative industry. Imposing more regulations could be ruinous.
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Deirdre Nansen McCloskey is a one-woman university, a polymath’s polymath in an age of ever-increasing academic specialization. She has done ground-breaking work across several fields, and her academic appointments show it.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Small business confidence weakened in August while job openings fell very slightly in July, but both remain at high levels. Economic data overall have been mixed and uncertainty remains high. Caution is warranted.
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
The producers are growing in number. The customer base is expanding. Everyone is winning. At some point, the regulations have to give way. 
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Is there any way that they can be held accountable for their bad ideas?
Monday, September 9, 2019
Rather than helping people thrive in a world in which “one person, one job” makes less and less sense, the left advocates an outdated corporate-paternalistic model where “company men” work in the same factory or office their entire career.
Monday, September 9, 2019
Once freed from the mischaracterizations of economic theory that the new historians of capitalism have imported from Karl Polanyi, it is easy to see the foolishness of their endeavors.
Monday, September 9, 2019
Many intellectuals called for an end to private charity and its replacement with a full government system, not due to the paucity of private benevolence, but rather due to what they considered its excessive generosity. 
Monday, September 9, 2019
So-called “price gougers” actually increase the availability of needed goods and services in regions struck by natural disasters, an activity that causes prices in those regions to be lower than otherwise.
Sunday, September 8, 2019
If the US and the world slide into recession, let no one claim that trade policy and the uncertainty it creates was not a dominant reason. 
Sunday, September 8, 2019
It would let bureaucrats at the new Federal Automation and Worker Protection Agency sit in judgment of what constitutes beneficial forms of innovation and ask them to predict or plan our technological future. 
Saturday, September 7, 2019
We live in times without much good news in politics. Let’s at least take the weekend to celebrate the embrace of progress, acquiescence to the wisdom of markets, the new freedom found for this hugely important symbol of humankind’s triumph over the poverty of nature. 
Saturday, September 7, 2019
When you care about freedom, there are a lot of areas where politicians of both sides are two sides of the same coin.

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