Pertinent Category: Daily Economy

Podcast: ESG’s Moral Crusade for a ‘Green New World’

– January 4, 2024

ESG has been perniciously changing the way corporations, governments, NGOs and institutions operate. This discussion on the Liberty Curious podcast highlights the utopian ideals and ideological shifts that have shaped the ESG movement.

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Jimmy Buffett and the Bourgeois Virtues

– January 3, 2024

“I often find myself lost in the cosmos, as a professor who actually wants to teach, while the thundering herds of unprepared students and compliant administrators have given up on education.” ~Nikolai G. Wenzel

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As Some Workers Try to Free Themselves from Unionization, Biden Officials Try to Dragoon More In

– January 3, 2024

“This case is destined for the Supreme Court, which might take another look at the constitutionality of compulsory unionism. The Court might even decide that the freedom to decide whether you want someone else acting as your representative is a fundamental right.” ~George Leef

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The Sad Irony of “Not In My Backyard” (NIMBY)

– January 2, 2024

“Recasting the NIMBY debate in social terms would convince even the most ardent NIMBY activist to reconsider. America’s blight with homelessness, for example, can be remedied by increasing the housing supply.” ~Michael Peterson

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Let People Reimagine Housing to Make It More Affordable

– January 2, 2024

“People might be willing to live without their own kitchens and bathrooms if it means a cheaper place to sleep. Regulation’s underlying philosophy is that I know better than you how you should live and what tradeoffs you should make.” ~Art Carden

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ChatGPT is a Calculator; Deal with It

– January 1, 2024

“For many routine tasks—and, honestly, most writing is routine, not creative—it is faster and actually better to have the AI create the text, at least for the first draft.” ~Michael Munger

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Economic Revolution in Argentina: A Wake-Up Call for America’s Fiscal Future

– January 1, 2024

“We can’t be too proud to take a tip from Argentina. The perilous outcomes of unchecked government spending can manifest anywhere.” ~Vance Ginn

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Inflation: It’s Not the Supply Side

– December 31, 2023

” Some combination of fiscal and monetary policy remains the best explanation for the once-in-a-generation inflation rates that peaked in summer 2022, as well as their gradual decline.” ~Alexander W. Salter

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On Monetary Premia

– December 31, 2023

“One day we might look back at our cottage industry of diversified funds, tax-favored retirement accounts, capital gains taxes, clever accountants, hedge fund managers, Fed watchers, and army of central bank economists as positively medieval.” ~Joakim Book

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Still Failing to Learn the Lessons of Antipoverty Programs

– December 30, 2023

“Our failure to recognize just how seriously the adverse effects of our efforts to ‘help’ people hurt them has come back to haunt America with a vengeance.” ~Gary M. Galles

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The Economic Organization of a Military Training Scenario

– December 30, 2023

“Nobody ever planned MRE cheese spread as the preferred medium of exchange between military service members. Cheese spontaneously emerged, again and again, in a process of competition between goods.” ~Emile Phaneuf III

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A Short ESG Guide: Economic Problems

– December 29, 2023

“The current approach to mitigating climate change guarantees inefficiency and waste. No one knows which technologies and which companies will be most effective.” ~Paul Mueller

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