Topic: Economic Growth

Economic Development is not a Zero-Sum Game 

– April 12, 2024

“By equating profit-making, as such, with evidence of greed and immorality, [the Vatican] perpetuates the harmful zero-sum mentality of mercantilism and socialism. ” ~John C. Pinheiro

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Quality Boosts in Sports Collectibles

– April 3, 2024

“An hour of labor today might not buy many more baseball cards than an hour of labor a generation ago, but it would be a mistake to conclude that living standards haven’t changed much because the quality has improved so much.” ~Art Carden

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US Manufacturing is Doing Just Fine

– April 2, 2024

“Faced with the increased prosperity that has correlated with lowered trade barriers, making the case that trade liberalization has led to widespread harm is no easy task.” ~Colin Grabow

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Eating The Rich Won’t Feed the Beast

– April 2, 2024

“The hungry behemoth that is the US federal government is already eating the rich… Jeff Bezos’ great fortune would finance the government for… less than a week. ” ~Joakim Book

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China’s Economic Facade is Cracking 

– March 25, 2024

“The country is reaping the whirlwind of conscious decisions on Beijing’s part over the past 15 years to embrace more state-centric economic policies.” ~Samuel Gregg

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Can Prosperity Feed Perceptions of Poverty?

– March 20, 2024

“The only sense in which the American middle-class is disappearing economically is that an ever-increasing percentage of American households earn annual incomes that are in the upper brackets.” ~Donald J. Boudreaux

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Unrealized Gains Tax is an Economic Fallacy

– March 15, 2024

“Taxing unrealized capital gains from property, stocks, and other assets is a bad idea. It undermines economic growth, stifles innovation, and infringes on personal liberty.” ~Vance Ginn

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How Rich People Create Poverty

– February 29, 2024

“The real gains come from people moving to where their labor is more valuable  — and that’s in high-income countries like the United States. The problem is, we rich Westerners won’t let them come.” ~Art Carden

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Realism, Restraint, and Prudence Needed in American Foreign Policy

– February 23, 2024

“The status quo American foreign policy — based on a desire for American global primacy — does not adequately promote American interests or prosperity, and in fact harms both.” ~Andrew Byers

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Unleashing the Power of Free Markets

– February 23, 2024

“The granting of monopolies was being abused by the crown, and parliament determined to do something about it. Over time, it became obvious that granting monopolies had an adverse impact on the English economy.” ~Will Sellers

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Industrial Policy Indignities

– February 20, 2024

“Some low-value-added manufacturing, once economically sensible to do stateside, should now take place elsewhere. The alternative is tying up American workers in less-than-productive jobs.” ~David B. McGarry

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A Tale of Two Economies

– February 12, 2024

“There are three possible resolution scenarios to federal government borrowing and spending — none of them good for economic growth in the near term.” ~Paul Mueller

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