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A Bona Fide Tax Revolt in France

– November 26, 2018

Politicians and activists who blithely maintain that public support for lofty climate change projects is both bottomless and selfless are either obtuse or tacitly agitating for tyranny.

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The Real Path to Lower Unemployment

– October 29, 2018

There are ways to not just create jobs but empower people to do work of greater value.

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The Job Guarantee: A Critical Analysis (Executive Summary)

– October 18, 2018

A federal job guarantee would be monumentally expensive, return only limited value from the participants’ work, entail administrative challenges nearly impossible to solve, and be potentially disastrous for economic growth and the private labor market.

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Your First Job: Real Costs of the Minimum Wage

– September 25, 2018

The minimum wage is only the most visible portion of what quickly amounts to a vast array of considerable, often unseen costs. 

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Revenge of the Zombies, Part 2

– May 30, 2018

Some Keynesians argue that today’s combination of low inflation and unemployment contradicts the natural-rate hypothesis. But is the labor market really as robust as they claim?

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Proposed Federal Jobs Guarantee Is Too Big to Exist

– May 4, 2018

The federal jobs guarantee, as spelled out in Democratic policy circles, would arguably be the largest public intervention in the economy in American history.

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Temporary Employment Doesn’t Have to be a Bad Deal for Workers

– January 11, 2018

Is the American economy’s creation of fewer traditional full-time jobs a sign of weakness, or just changing times?

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The Euro’s Fetters?

– July 9, 2012

Is the Euro harder to escape than the Gold Standard? by Gonzalo Schwarz Spanish economist Jesús Huerta de Soto just published a new article entitled “An Austrian Defense of the Euro.” In this paper Huerta de Soto develops an argument based on the lectu …

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Jobs, and Obama’s Common Sense

– May 11, 2012

Reuters reports that employers cut back on hiring, again, in the month of April. Certainly this is a very important outcome in an election year. The perceived health of the economy can play in favor or against the candidate – in the opposite direction. …

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“The Return of Stagflation” – WSJ

– May 24, 2011

“‘Stagflation” is an ugly word for an ugly situation: persistent high inflation combined with high unemployment and stagnant demand in a country’s economy. The term was coined by British politician Iain Mcleod in a speech to Parliament in 1965. We have …

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“An Austrian Rehabilitation of the Phillips Curve” – Cato Journal

– May 19, 2011

“William Niskanen (2002) estimated a Phillips curve for the United States using annual 1960–2000 data. By adding one-year lagged terms in unemployment and infl ation, he was able to show that this familiar equation is misspecified. In his improved specifi …

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