U.S. Economy

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Median Household Wealth in America Is Going Nowhere

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/20/2018

As of 2016, median wealth in the United States was still near 1983 levels.

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We Still Haven't Learned the Right Lessons from the 2008 Crash

Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/17/2018

It's frightening to see the persistent lack of insight shown by policymakers and financial media on the 2008 financial crisis.

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Ten Years After Lehman: The Solution Was "More Lehmans"

Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog09/15/2018

Lehman was a prime example of mainstream consensus analysis of risk and economic opportunity. We "solved" it with more of the same.

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The "Racist Premium" Is Just One Way the Market Punishes Racism

U.S. Economy

Blog09/12/2018

Racists are often willing to pay higher prices for the psychic profit of living in certain neighborhoods. J. Dallas Bowser was happy to take their money.

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New NAFTA Is Just Old Protectionism and Bad Economics

Bureaucracy and RegulationProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

The new trade agreement will be simply an amalgamation of the old NAFTA, the previously rejected TPP, and some new protectionist measures.

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Bernie Sanders-Endorsed Florida Man Threatens America's Freest Economy

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog08/29/2018

Under Andrew Gillum, the Sunshine State would come to look more like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s New York.

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Defending the "Gentrifier"

U.S. EconomySubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog08/09/2018

Gentrification gets bad press. It would appear that the gentrifier (he who engages in gentrification) is a malign exploiter, a bully, someone who takes advantage of the weak and the poor. And these are the nice things said about him.

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Federal Deficits Are Worse than You Think

The FedU.S. Economy

Blog08/06/2018

In order to confuse matters, much of the true debt incurred by the federal government each year is simply declared to not be part of the deficit.

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Manufacturing's Death Has Been Exaggerated

U.S. Economy

Blog08/02/2018

While it is true that factory jobs have fallen by approximately seven million since 1979, manufacturing output has climbed more than one-fifth since 2006.

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Trump's Senseless Trade War with China

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog07/25/2018

Trump’s trade war is not about about being patriotic or protecting American businesses. It is about politics and bad economics.

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