Tag Archives : Economics


Police States and Inner-City Economics

Source: http://www.mises.org By Ryan McMaken   Police States and Inner-City Economics   The recent civil disobedience, rioting, and police brutality in Ferguson, Missouri reminds us of what happens when police states and bad economics are mixed together. Devastated by decades of ruinous economic policies, the economies of many inner cities continue to languish as the […]

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Don’t Assume What Is “Unseen” Doesn’t Exist

Source: https://mises.org By Gary Galles Don’t Assume What Is “Unseen” Doesn’t Exist   The use of the ceteris paribus, or “other things equal” assumption is an essential aspect of economic education. It is an important caveat that helps make sense of a complicated world by clarifying the incentive stories that comprise the core of economics. […]


Memo to the Political Class: You Can’t Be a Hero and a Thief

Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org Memo to the Political Class: You Can’t Be a Hero and a Thief     Washington and the Fed think they can plan out society. That they can manipulate the levers of the economy to elicit positive outcomes (mostly for them). That leaving the world to the “whims of the marketplace” is madness. […]

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Yellen: Where No Man Has Gone Before

Source: http://www.europac.net By Peter Schiff July 25, 2014 Yellen: Where No Man Has Gone Before   Although Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen said nothing new in her carefully manicured semi-annual testimony to Congress last week, her performance there, taken within the context of a lengthy profile in the New Yorker (that came to press at around the same time), should […]


So Much Wrong About Inflation

Source: http://bionicmosquito.blogspot.com By Bionic Mosquito   So Much Wrong About Inflation   Austrians are more and more noticed in the mainstream. You don’t get much more mainstream than Paul Krugman; he has written a short blog post (HT EPJ) critical of Austrians and their supposedly creative use of the term “inflation.” Referencing a Noah Smith […]

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The Junk Science of Modern Macro-Economics

Source: http://bionicmosquito.blogspot.com By Bionic Mosquito   The Junk Science of Modern Macro-Economics   John Mauldin has published another almost-there Thoughts from the Frontline: GDP: A Brief But Affectionate History. I say “almost-there,” because like many of Mauldin’s pieces, he gets almost-there – almost to the truth about economics and economists – without going all the […]


What Disposable Income Looks Like: With And Without Government Handouts

Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By Nick Sorrentino What Disposable Income Looks Like: With And Without Government Handouts     At best we have been treading water since 2008. Check that, we’ve been treading water while the tide continues, unrelentingly  to go out. For a narrow band of households, those typically connected to Wall Street or to Washington […]

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The Neo-Mercantilist Hysteria Over US Trade Deficits

Source: https://mises.org By Joseph T. Salerno The Neo-Mercantilist Hysteria Over US Trade Deficits   One of the worst effects of modern Keynesian economics is that its total spending (“aggregate demand”) approach to output and employment provides a pseudo-scientific justification for the central error of mercantilism — an error that dates back to the sixteenth century. […]


Industrial Policy Is Still a Loser

Source: https://mises.org By Stewart Dompe and Adam C. Smith Industrial Policy Is Still a Loser   Joesph Stiglitz, 2001 Nobel laureate in economics, wants to revitalize industrial policy through greater government intervention in favoring certain technologies over others. Stiglitz correctly points out the importance of learning and technological development in economic growth, citing such luminaries […]

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Ron Paul: Wealth Inequality and Pitchforks (It’s all about crony capitalism, not capitalism)

Source: http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org By  Nick Sorrentino   Ron Paul: Wealth Inequality and Pitchforks (It’s all about crony capitalism, not capitalism)   I feel that there is a whole group of people who have come to see the insanity of the direction we are headed in who still hold Ron Paul at arm’s length. This is too bad, […]