Pertinent Category: Daily Economy

Is There a Problem? vs. Is this Competitive? 

– October 30, 2023

“Amazon’s offering lower prices compared to online rivals undercuts the FTC’s assertion that it is a proof of its monopolistic abuse, yet it is completely consistent with Amazon’s pro-consumer explanation.” ~Gary M. Galles

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Liberty Curious Podcast: Decolonization from Theory to Practice

– October 30, 2023

“The critical theory outlook says ‘No we don’t really have so much room for alternative viewpoints,” and they consider everything that’s associated with free markets and liberal capitalism as the enemy to be driven out of the academy.” ~Phillip W. Magness

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How Boss E.H. Crump Used the Memphis Police to Suppress a Black Republican Challenge to FDR

– October 29, 2023

“When Martin briefly returned in 1943 to throw out the first ball at an All-Star Game of the Negro American League, three detectives entered his box, arrested him, and whisked him off to a holding cell. He was then ordered to leave town.” ~David T. Beito

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Emoting Is Easier (and More Fun) Than Is Thinking Dispassionately

– October 29, 2023

“The mindset that recognizes the ubiquity of trade-offs tempers any proclivity its owners might have toward justifying their policy stances with enormous heapings of emotions.” ~Donald J. Boudreaux

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Argentina’s Canary in the Coalmine

– October 28, 2023

“How can one compare the US to Argentina, which has suffered a century of political instability, and has been a darling of IMF case studies for the past 40 years?” ~Nikolai G. Wenzel and Valentina Yayi Morales

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Rising Treasury Yields Can’t Substitute for Fed Rate Hikes

– October 28, 2023

“If the yield curve is the explanation, then market forces aren’t ‘substituting’ for Fed policy. They’re simply reflecting an economic transition from one microeconomic equilibrium in the market for loanable funds to another.” ~Alexander W. Salter

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An Epidemic of Loneliness?

– October 27, 2023

“In addition to overstepping its bounds through potential regulations, censorship, and bans, government has itself contributed to the problem of loneliness.” ~James Peterson

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The Original MAGA: Tariffs, Trade, and the True Cost of Protectionism

– October 27, 2023

In this episode of Liberty Curious, Kate Wand sat down with Phillip W. Magness to discuss the true implications of tariffs and protectionism and how they have shaped America’s economic landscape.

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Leviathan Rising

– October 26, 2023

“Much of the growth of the SEC can be seen as a variation of the ‘Baptists and bootleggers’ story, where the SEC is the bootlegger earning bigger budgets by combining with people who believe that its nostrums protect investors, even when they do not.” ~Robert E. Wright

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Badgers and Environmental Laws

– October 26, 2023

“As ever more stringent measures are taken to ‘curb climate change,’ for instance, ever more anger will erupt over their impositions. The days of distant elites toying with our lives, in other words, are numbered.” ~Paul Schwennesen

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Does a Blowout Third-Quarter GDP Number Vindicate Bidenomics?

– October 25, 2023

“US citizens will, in the event of an uncommonly strong third-quarter US GDP release, benefit from taking close note of political self-aggrandizement made in its wake. Upcoming GDP releases may require reminding administration officials of statements made tomorrow regarding the prospects of Bidenomics.” ~Peter C. Earle

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Transition This, Transition That

– October 25, 2023

“As a civilization, we don’t replace prior energy sources; we add to them with better ones. Clarification: Better means cheaper or denser energy sources that therefore packs more punch.” ~Joakim Book

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