Pertinent Category: Daily Economy

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Teachers Started Lesson Implementations

– September 20, 2017

One of the unique features of AIER’s Teach-the-Teachers program is the opportunity for teachers to field test the lesson idea, developed at the workshop, in their classroom. The Fall semester is the time for a field test, so we are excited to learn how many teachers are planning to implement their lesson idea.

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The Real Innovation of the Sharing Economy

– September 20, 2017

Internet-based platforms have connected individuals to each other for almost two decades. The real innovation at the heart of what’s been named the “sharing economy” is the realization that such peer-to-peer matching can transform markets for services such as transportation, lodging, and general errands.

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Paid Family Leave: The Next Big Budget Boondoggle

– September 19, 2017

Paid family leave, President Trump’s new entitlement proposal, seems like an inconspicuous idea on the surface, but it is an enormous fiscal gamble: once the program is up and running, it could easily add hundreds of billions of dollars to the federal budget.

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New Housing Starts Fell in August While Permits Rose

– September 19, 2017

Housing starts fell but permits rose in August as numerous crosscurrents are hitting housing.

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Satoshi vs. Uncle Sam: What Happens When Governments Issue Cryptocurrencies?

– September 18, 2017

What would happen if Bitcoin’s and Ethereum’s biggest competitor in the cryptocurrency space was the U.S. Federal Reserve? A new report issued by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) considers whether central banks should issue their own cryptocurrencies.

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Lack of Licensing Reciprocity Slows Rebuilding

– September 18, 2017

When disasters strike, the demand for certified contractors spikes locally, while other regions are spared. Prices on construction and renovation increase, which should draw workers from untouched areas to the state to speed the rebuilding process.

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Academics Lift the Veil on Medical Protectionism

– September 15, 2017

Certificate-of-need laws place the burden of proof on new competitors and force them to justify why they should be able to serve consumers. Often the entrants even need approval from established providers, who are unlikely to want increased supply and downward pressure on prices.

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Natural Disasters Hitting Economic Data

– September 15, 2017

Harvey and Irma drag down consumer sentiment, retail sales, and industrial production.

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The Millennial Success Sequence: A Cautionary Tale of Family Planning

– September 14, 2017

In the analysis of socioeconomic affairs of the United States, the value of family structure is perhaps too sensitive and close to home for many pundits and policy researchers to bring up.

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The Value of AIER’s Teach-the-Teachers Initiative

– September 14, 2017

One of the operating principles of AIER is to produce useful, practical, and actionable information. Therefore, the main goal of the Teach-the-Teachers Initiative is to educate K-12 teachers about the essence and application to everyday life of the concepts of money, inflation, business cycles, unemployment, and property rights.

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AIER President Denounces “Crazy” National Debt with John Stossel

– September 13, 2017

The official US national debt has surpassed $20 trillion, not that any of us can imagine such an enormous sum of money, nor does that number include the greater level of unfunded liabilities.

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Producer Prices Rise in August

– September 13, 2017

The PPI rose in August led by increases in consumer goods prices but capital equipment price increases remain modest.

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