Pertinent Category: Daily Economy

Can New Chef Milei Change Argentina’s Recipe?

– December 28, 2023

“The speech resonates because it directly addresses the reality of destroyed hopes and dreams that his supporters live with, and his solution is clear, consistent, and economically sound.” ~George Lynch

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On Exceptions to the Rule of a Policy of Free Trade

– December 28, 2023

“Justification of a policy of free trade does not rest on the claim that free trade in each and every case yields ‘optimal’ results, or a stream of results as excellent as those that would be achieved by protectionist policies.” ~Donald J. Boudreaux

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The Golden Constant

– December 27, 2023

“The fear fueling this increase in the demand for gold is that the “unsinkable” ship of state has been so compromised by debt that it now risks slipping under the waves.” ~Clifford F. Thies

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The Sputtering EV Market Shows What Happens When Companies Heed Planners Instead of Consumers

– December 27, 2023

“The US EV market is a mess, one many analysts say will get worse before it gets better. And automakers like Ford who bet big on the future of EVs are likely looking at pain, at least in the short term.” ~Jon Miltimore

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Podcast: How free is your state?

– December 26, 2023

AIER’s Jason Sorens joins Kate Wand on Liberty Curious to discuss his book ‘Freedom in the 50 States.” In this 7th edition, New Hampshire, Florida, and South Dakota are the freest states in the country. Where does your state rank?

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This Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore: Maybe You Don’t Need a Can Opener

– December 26, 2023

“Pull tabs and plastic bottles are among the innumerable wonders free people exercising free minds in free markets bring to us every day in exchange for progressively fewer fruits of our labors.” ~Art Carden

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Christmas Calculations and Yuletide Yields

– December 25, 2023

“Consider the choice Christmas tree farmers face. They can chop the tree and sell it, or they could let the tree continue to grow. Farmers maximize their profits and chop the tree when the tree’s yield falls below the market rate.” ~Byron B. Carson, III

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The Failure of the Pilgrims’ First Christmas

– December 25, 2023

“Believing that human nature is flawed and selfish, the colony leadership should have known that any system based on voluntary goodness was bound to fail.” ~Will Sellers

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“Strange, Isn’t It?” Adam Smith and the Angel Clarence

– December 24, 2023

“Adam Smith showed my students that they are constantly influenced for the better by the work of countless thousands of others whom they will never know.” ~Jeff Ziegler

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When Liberal Became a Political Adjective

– December 24, 2023

“Before the 1770s, liberal meant generous, munificent, as in “with a liberal hand,” or tolerant and befitting a free man, as in liberal arts and liberal sciences. Those meanings were not political.” ~Daniel Klein

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Dollarization Is Not Magic

– December 23, 2023

“Rather than dismissing it as magic, one should recognize that dollarization is a pragmatic approach to restoring stability in high-inflation countries that lack credible institutions.” ~Nicolás Cachanosky

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Inflation Undershoots Fed Projections

– December 23, 2023

“The FOMC changed course last week, foregoing a previously projected rate hike and projecting deeper rate cuts in 2024 than previously anticipated. But those rate cuts may come too late.” ~William J. Luther

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