Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Economics

Trump’s Supporters: Beasts of Burden

Lower-middle-income workers comprise the majority of Trump supporters.  According to a recent Cato Institute study written by John F. Early, former assistant commissioner at the Bureau of Labor Statistics, those in this income group...

EpiPen Pricing Controversy Reveals Ignorance about Market Competition

A recent episode of CNN’s Boss Files podcast featured Heather Bresch, CEO of Mylan and the first woman to run a Fortune 500 pharmaceutical company. The podcast focused primarily on her journey to success....

How to Look at Tariffs

The best way to look at tariffs or import quotas or other protectionist restraints is to forget about political boundaries. Political boundaries of nations may be important for other reasons, but they have no economic...

No (Internet Sales) Taxation without Representation!

Last week the United States Supreme Court, in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, ruled that the Constitution’s Commerce Clause allows state governments to force out-of-state businesses to collect state sales taxes. This...

The Lake Fiasco Ep. 82

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXB6uggQpEA Audio Only Link I check back in with the show to tell a funny story about my aunt and uncle's annoying neighbors and how a private property society would handle their shenanigans. Please Consider Supporting Projects...

The EU is Rotting (and Its Banks are Insolvent)

The EU as a political construction is in a state of terminal decay. We know this for one reason and one reason alone: its core principle is the state is superior to its people....

A New Report Exaggerates the Problem of Housing Affordability To Push Expensive Federal Interventions

The average American needs to earn $22.10 an hour in order to afford a place to live. Minimum wage earners would have to work three full time jobs in some states just to afford...

Is Today Going To Be The Day That Jerome Powell Brings A Dovish Surprise?...

Most Federal Reserve meetings are not surprises. We know and have known for months that the Fed is going to raise interest rates today and will likely do so again in September. There is talk that...

The Federal Reserve’s Shell Game

The Federal Reserve is a key component of the US government's wealth redistribution apparatus. Under the guise of “macroeconomic management,” it redistributes vast amounts of wealth on an ongoing basis through inflation. The victims...

Country Time Offers "Legal-Ade" to Pay Fine, Permit Fees For Kid Lemonade Stands

Country Time Lemonade is now offering “Legal-Ade” to help kid entrepreneurs who are being harassed by killjoy bureaucrats. Whenever a city demands a permit or slaps a fine against a kid’s lemonade stand, parents...
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