Daily Economy

Thursday, February 28, 2019
In the discussion of the nation’s problem with child care costs, a crucial factor has gone mostly unmentioned. This is one of the most regulated industries. These regulations are driving up costs. Adding more government control of the industry risks making a bad situation even worse.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Every new technology comes with an awkward stage of adoption, during which time people get manipulated and break every kind of rule of propriety until they figure out a better way.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
A record 7 million Americans are now behind on their auto-loan payments. But as auto loans have surged by nearly 35 percent since 2008, one might wonder if the government has a hand in this new crisis.
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
In the simplistic Keynesian-type view of things, all that needs to be done from the government’s policy perspective is to run budget deficits or create money through the banking system to push up aggregate demand.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
It’s a pretty strange time for conservatives suddenly to decide they like government, and the worst imaginable time for the Left to celebrate the state as never before. Based on the attitudes of the public alone, we ought to be seeing the opposite from both sides.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Consumer confidence rebounded in February following three consecutive declines, and suggests consumers are feeling better after a period of heightened market volatility and the government shutdown. However, housing activity continued to weaken in December, restrained by rising home prices.
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
How the strange funding scheme behind the Green New Deal rejects the scientific foundations of economics
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Society is worse off to the tune of what these firms would have produced had they actually devoted those resources to creating wealth rather than simply redistributing it.
Monday, February 25, 2019
It drives me crazy to see people so fully enjoying the benefits from private property, trade, technology, and capitalistic endeavor even as they blithely propose to truncate dramatically the very rights that bring them such material joy, without a thought as to how their ideology might dramatically...
Monday, February 25, 2019
Talk of “our” balance of trade is talk of something that doesn’t really exist; it’s merely a figment of the imagination made to appear real by an accounting convention that has the name “trade balance.” Nevertheless, this fictitious creature is daily demagogued by those seeking to clear the way for...
Monday, February 25, 2019
The governor has acted quickly. The governor has acted decisively. The governor has issued a proclamation that will make matters worse.
Monday, February 25, 2019
AIER is pleased to present the first English translation of Friedrich von Wieser's memorial appreciation of Carl Menger, the founder of the Austrian School, published in German not long after Menger’s passing in 1921. Wieser (1851-1926) was one of the leading contributors in the “second generation...
Friday, February 22, 2019
With 40 percent of student-loan borrowers expected to default by 2023, this proposal may appeal to many in the federal government. But when a crisis such as this is born out of artificial demand for college education, which inflates the cost of pursuing a degree, wouldn’t this purported solution...
Friday, February 22, 2019
Every idealist hopes that humankind can learn from history. There is plenty of evidence that we do not.
Friday, February 22, 2019
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Friday, February 22, 2019
Even the most well-intentioned top-down regulation of child care will inevitably increase its costs and likely stifle innovation while having limited impact on the ultimate quality of the care provided.
Friday, February 22, 2019
Seismologists can’t predict earthquakes. Economists can predict financial meltdowns? Please.
Friday, February 22, 2019
Drone technology has a lot of untapped potential. Unfortunately, most Americans might only know about the unmanned aerial vehicles thanks to the U.S. government and its unconstitutional drone war.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Durable-goods orders rose in December, but core capital-goods orders fell for the fourth time in the last five months. Continued economic expansion remains the most likely path but caution is warranted.
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Active managers may be good at finding buying opportunities, but they seem to lose their discipline when it comes to selling.

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