U.S. Economy

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Admitting a Weak Economy, the Fed Keeps Rates Low

The FedU.S. Economy

Blog08/02/2016

The Fed likes to constantly tell us how well the economy is improving while refusing to increase the target rate. That tells us all we need to know.

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Delinquency Rates Rising: Is A New Crisis Approaching?

Money and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog07/10/2016

The delinquency rate is an indicator for "credit stress," but few are paying attention to its sudden rise. Is a new banking crisis imminent?

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Brexit Shows Why the US Income Tax Is So Bad

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog06/30/2016

The fact that the US government can tax citizens directly makes the act of state secession far more difficult.

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First the UK, then Scotland ... then Texas?

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog06/24/2016

That didn't take long. Only hours after the British vote to secede from the EU passed, political leaders in Scotland renew their drive to secede from the UK.

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Guns: How The NY Times Manipulates Data

Media and CultureU.S. EconomyInterventionism

Blog06/20/2016

Gun control advocates continue to narrowly define the "developed" world in order to make the US seem strange and isolated in this regard.

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Socialism’s One-Percenters

U.S. EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog06/17/2016

In Venezuela — and everywhere the state controls the economy — the political elites enjoy luxury while the people do much less well.

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The Fed Pours Water on the Job-Growth Hype

The FedU.S. Economy

Blog06/16/2016

The Fed admits the jobs data is worsening, and sees no way to raise rates without torpedoing the tepid recovery.

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USDA: People Make the Choice to Eat Unhealthy Food

U.S. EconomyCalculation and KnowledgeSubjectivism

Blog06/13/2016

Evidence continues to pile up against the claim that low-incomes cause obesity thanks to insufficient access to grocery stores.

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The Keynesian Blessing: Americans Are Broke

Money and BanksU.S. EconomyFiscal TheoryMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog06/12/2016

Many Americans now lack even small amounts of savings to deal with life emergencies. This is a triumph for Keynesian economics.

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