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How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Misunderstands American Poverty

PovertyU.S. Economy

Blog8 hours ago

The poor are certainly poor compared the rich. But they have more than the middle class of just one generation ago. 

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Balanced Budget Amendments Are Useless: Limit Taxes, Debt, and Spending Instead

StrategyTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog06/18/2018

The Colorado constitution mandates voter approval of tax increases, and controls spending growth. If only we had something similar for the feds.

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3 Times As Many Europeans Move to the US, than the Other Way Around

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog06/12/2018

The US is often criticized for supposedly offering a lower quality of life than Europe. But far more Europeans migrate to the US than the other way around. 

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These US States Have Higher Incomes than Nearly Every European Country

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog06/07/2018

When we look at median incomes, we find that many European countries don't compare very well to many US states.

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State and Local Nullification Drives Change in D.C.

U.S. Economy

Blog05/18/2018

Congress would have never acted on issues like marijuana legalization if states hadn’t taken action first.

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Household-Formation Numbers Are Back to Recession-Era Levels

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog05/15/2018

We're in a boom period, which means household formation should be booming. But it's not. 

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Bernie’s (Latest) Boondoggle

Big GovernmentLabor and WagesU.S. Economy

Blog05/08/2018

If Sanders's job-guarantee program were adopted, the only silver lining to the dark cloud is that it would provide additional evidence that government programs don’t work.

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A Christian View of Labor Unions

Free MarketsU.S. Economy

Blog05/01/2018

Voluntary unionism is legitimate, so long as civil government does not do more than enforce the contracts agreed to by employers and laborers.

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How Long Will Cheap Debt Bail Out Automakers?

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog04/21/2018

People aren't spending as much as they used to on automobiles. But there are still plenty of buyers willing to go into debt for a well-equipped car. 

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Warren Buffett and The New York Times Are Still Wrong About Taxes

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog04/14/2018

Timothy Egan in The New York Times evokes Warren Buffett in a recent article on taxes. Unfortunately both men are completely wrong. 

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