Topic: Economic Growth

Gen Z’s Financial Nihilism

– July 23, 2024

“Not only are Gen Z Americans unprepared to reform our country’s spending programs and revive the nation’s fiscal health, they are also engaging in the very behavior that will undermine their ability to achieve the American Dream.” ~Michael Peterson

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Where Will the New Jobs Come From?

– July 23, 2024

“Technological innovations and falling trade barriers make many people more productive… We use this new wealth to create opportunities in high-skill, medium-skill, and low-skill occupations.” ~Art Carden

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A Tale of Two States: Idaho and California

– July 15, 2024

“People have continued to move away from California and to Idaho, but the main drivers have probably been less the affordability of housing and more the higher quality of life and better economic opportunities in general.” ~Jason Sorens

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Overpopulation: An Ancient Myth Refuted 

– July 10, 2024

“The innovation required to sustain an ever-increasing world population demands economic and personal freedom. Collectivism and central planning will only restrict the human ingenuity, ideas, and enterprises that will pave the way toward a brighter, more prosperous future.” ~Aidan Grogan

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The End of the Olympics?

– July 8, 2024

“Politicians, at least when they pitch the idea, seem to be buoyed by with high public support for the bids….citizens turn sour when they start to notice the high price they actually are paying to host the Olympics.” ~Laura Arce

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Danger Ahead: Why Antisemitism Is Likely to Grow

– July 8, 2024

“Those who do not want to take responsibility for their choices gravitate to mass movements that promise to alleviate the consequences they face for their poor decisions.” ~Barry Brownstein

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To End Poverty, Admire the Rich

– July 2, 2024

“If you care about poverty, then you should encourage positive views about high levels of wealth. A country with people who think positively about the wealthy is more likely to implement market reforms which will make it easier for people to generate wealth.” ~James Hartley

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Investors Make Houses More Affordable, Not Less

– June 27, 2024

“Blaming high housing prices on private equity because they ‘bought up all the available homes’ is like blaming high food prices on grocery stores because they bought up all the available food.”

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Arguments Against Markets

– June 26, 2024

“Those of us who want to keep government small and strictly limited — and, hence, who want individuals to make whatever peaceful choices they wish — are far outnumbered by individuals who distrust markets to deliver enough of the goods to enough of the people.” ~Donald J. Boudreaux

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Only Economic Freedom Pulls People Out of Poverty

– June 20, 2024

“The primary focus should be on enhancing economic freedom, as it is the key mechanism that enables individuals to elevate themselves out of poverty.” ~Vincent Geloso

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How Nations Defeat Poverty

– June 17, 2024

“What these stories all have in common is that these nations rose from poverty by embracing a common formula: more economic freedom and free trade… not international aid or central planning.” ~Jon Miltimore

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Boosters Beware: Stadiums Aren’t Magic

– June 14, 2024

“Just about every economist knows publicly financed stadiums are boondoggles that, if anything, imperil cities’ financial positions.” ~Art Carden

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