Daily Economy Articles

The State Is Not Your Proxy

– November 16, 2019

Leave aside every other problem of socialism (such as how it can rationally manage an economic process or achieve perfect material equality), and you are still left with the massive problem of power.

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It’s a Disservice to Urge Young People To Become Entrepreneurs

– November 15, 2019

The legend of the twenty-something business wunderkind is everywhere in pop culture. Here’s the problem. The data are in. It turns out that the whole thing is a gigantic myth.

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Retail sales

Retail Spending Suggests Caution

– November 15, 2019

Core retail sales were weak in October adding to concern about the economy. However, continued economic expansion remains the most likely path.

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The Great Lesson of Vision Fund

– November 15, 2019

A central plan is not a business plan. Even a private sector central plan is doomed to fail.

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Actually, We Could Just Flip the Switch

– November 15, 2019

Such a law would ensure that every regulation was scrutinized at least once every twenty years and automatically eliminate all those that no agency thought important enough to subject to review.

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Business Conditions Monthly

November Business Conditions Monthly

– November 14, 2019

AIER’s Leading Indicators index held steady in October, remaining slightly above neutral. Slow growth continues as economy remains vulnerable.

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The Times’s Editorial Page Lies with Statistics

– November 14, 2019

When debating tax policy it is important to use empirical evidence to inform the discussion of what rates the top earners currently pay and what rates we would like them to pay, or if a rate change is even warranted at all.

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There Need Not Be a Great Confrontation with China

– November 14, 2019

American businesses plainly see in China what the chattering classes don’t.

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Five Myths Propagated by Local-Food Activists

– November 14, 2019

By promoting the increased production of local food that does not offer a compelling quality/price ratio while shunning modern production and processing technologies, activists ensured that our food supply would become more expensive, environmentally damaging, and hazardous to our health .

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The Birth of the Deep State: A History

– November 14, 2019

The Pendleton Civil Service Reform Act (1883) created a merit-based system of examinations and other requirements, and a salaried class of government employees.

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