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The ‘Mother of All Economic Crises’

The ‘Mother of All Economic Crises’

Nouriel Roubini, a former advisor to the International Monetary Fund and member of President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors, was one of the few “mainstream” economists to predict the collapse of the housing bubble. Now Roubini is warning that the staggering...

My Advice for the Next Congress

My Advice for the Next Congress

Tomorrow [Today, November 8] is election day and polls suggest that Americans are going to overturn Democratic Party control of the House and Senate. Politicians and the media always say that this is the most important election ever, but all too often once the voting...

Powell Promises More Rate Hikes

Powell Promises More Rate Hikes

The Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) raised the target federal funds rate 75 basis points on Wednesday, marking the fourth 75-basis-point hike in a row since June. The federal funds rate is now the highest it's been since December of 2007 when...

Government Is Making Housing More Expensive

Government Is Making Housing More Expensive

The average square footage in new single-family houses has been declining since 2015. House sizes tend to fall just during recessionary periods. It happened from 2008 to 2009, from 2001 to 2002, and from 1990 to 1991. But even with strong economic-growth numbers well...

A Libertarian Stance on Disaster Relief

A Libertarian Stance on Disaster Relief

Last week Congress passed a continuing resolution and then adjourned until after the election. When Congress reconvenes, it will almost certainly pass a multi-billion dollars aid package for those impacted by Hurricane Ian. This spending will likely be labeled...

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