Tag: Economics

Polarizing Ideology »

With polarization has come intolerance: people abandon their friends and family when they seem to have the wrong political views.

Political Capitalism »

The real threat to free markets lies in the regulatory state.

I Hope Russia Wins »

We’re not talking about the World Cup here, but Russia’s challenge to Trump’s steel and aluminum tariffs.

Seattle Strives to Be More Like Detroit »

The city of Seattle attempts to grapple with the crisis of economic prosperity.

Leland B. Yeager: 1924-2018 »

Leland Yeager, who was a valuable member of the scholarly community, passed away April 23 at the age of 93.

Trump: Invest in the United States »

His words say, invest in America. His actions say otherwise.

Capitalism’s Biggest Enemies Are Capitalists »

Capitalism is by far the most effective anti-poverty program in the world’s history.

How a Charity Uses Fake Money and Auction Markets to Help Feed America »

Feeding America is a network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs that helps to feed 46 million Americans annually, including 12 million children and 7 million seniors. The network fights hunger and poor nutrition by working with manufacturers, distributors, retailers, food service companies, and farmers to gather food before…
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Optimality—The Mainstream Economist’s Holy Grail »

In discussing the economy and especially economic policy, mainstream economists have been in love with optimality for a century or so.

Partisan Politics Disenfranchises the Minority Party »

The House and Senate have each passed their versions of a tax reform bill. Those bills now go to a conference committee consisting of members of the House and Senate to reconcile their (minor) differences so that both houses can vote on and pass the same bill. The conference committee is just a formality….
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