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How Central Banks Are Waging War on Your Savings

How Central Banks Are Waging War on Your Savings

Martin Wolf is the chief economics commentator at the influential Financial Times. He has received numerous honorary awards, positions, and degrees. My first knowledge of him came from a friend who had attended a lecture where Mr. Wolf mentioned that the best research on real estate economics was ...

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Cuomo’s Anti-Gun Law Blamed for Job Losses at N.Y. Gun Factory

When Remington Arms announced in February it was opening a gun manufacturing factory in Alabama, workers at the company’s oldest and largest plant in Ilion, N.Y., were told no jobs would leave New York.

Now, three months later, up to 150 jobs at the New York plant are in jeopardy as Remington has ...

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On the Nature of Employment

On the Nature of Employment

The study of economics depends on clear, logical thinking expressed in clear, logical terms free from euphemism or doublespeak. A sloppiness in language is responsible for more than one damaging popular misconception. For example, the implied analogy between a budget deficit and the so-called ...

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Red Tapeworm 2014: Reckoning the Dollar Cost of Federal Regulation

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Red Tapeworm 2014: Tardy Bureaucrats Gone Wild

Red Tapeworm 2014: Tardy Bureaucrats Gone Wild

This is Part 2 of a series taking a walk through some sections of Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State (2014 Edition).
Disclosure of federal regulations’ burdens and costs, and accountability for excesses matter a lot. But not much of either exists, even in ...

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The Myth of Overpopulation

The Myth of Overpopulation

The world is overpopulated. The street are clogged, traffic is in a snarl, and people are living – both figuratively and literally – right on top of each other. There’s hardly enough room to swing a cat these days, right? Wrong.

The world is not overcrowded at all. There are vast swaths of ...

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Red Tapeworm 2014: Guess Which Is the Largest Government on Earth?

Red Tapeworm 2014: Guess Which Is the Largest Government on Earth?

This is Part 1 of a new series taking a walk through some sections of Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State (2014 Edition).

Federal spending gets the lion’s share of policymakers’ attention, and of course that’s no surprise.

In February 2014, the Congressional ...

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How Consumers Rule In a Free Economy

How Consumers Rule In a Free Economy

One of my favorite economists in the history of economic thought is the great Austrian, Carl Menger (1840-1921). While the mainstream of the economics profession acknowledges Menger’s place due to his contribution to the Marginalist Revolution in the 1870s, it otherwise ignores him because his ...

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Networks Hype Good Jobs News 15 Times More Than Bad Economic News

Desperate to prop up the Obama recovery, ABC, CBS and NBC hyped the good and shunned the bad amidst two contrasting economic reports.

The broadcast networks embraced discussing the economy after strong job creation numbers were released on May 2. They weren’t as keen on covering the bad news when ...

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