U.S. Economy

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Defending the "Gentrifier"

U.S. EconomySubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog08/09/2018

Gentrification gets bad press. It would appear that the gentrifier (he who engages in gentrification) is a malign exploiter, a bully, someone who takes advantage of the weak and the poor. And these are the nice things said about him.

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Federal Deficits Are Worse than You Think

The FedU.S. Economy

Blog08/06/2018

In order to confuse matters, much of the true debt incurred by the federal government each year is simply declared to not be part of the deficit.

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Manufacturing's Death Has Been Exaggerated

U.S. Economy

Blog08/02/2018

While it is true that factory jobs have fallen by approximately seven million since 1979, manufacturing output has climbed more than one-fifth since 2006.

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Trump's Senseless Trade War with China

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog07/25/2018

Trump’s trade war is not about about being patriotic or protecting American businesses. It is about politics and bad economics.

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How Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Misunderstands American Poverty

PovertyU.S. Economy

Blog07/18/2018

The poor are certainly poor compared to the rich. But they have more than the middle class of just one generation ago. 

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Balanced Budget Amendments Are Useless: Limit Taxes, Debt, and Spending Instead

StrategyTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog06/18/2018

The Colorado constitution mandates voter approval of tax increases, and controls spending growth. If only we had something similar for the feds.

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3 Times As Many Europeans Move to the US, than the Other Way Around

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog06/12/2018

The US is often criticized for supposedly offering a lower quality of life than Europe. But far more Europeans migrate to the US than the other way around. 

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These US States Have Higher Incomes than Nearly Every European Country

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog06/07/2018

When we look at median incomes, we find that many European countries don't compare very well to many US states.

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State and Local Nullification Drives Change in D.C.

U.S. Economy

Blog05/18/2018

Congress would have never acted on issues like marijuana legalization if states hadn’t taken action first.

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Household-Formation Numbers Are Back to Recession-Era Levels

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog05/15/2018

We're in a boom period, which means household formation should be booming. But it's not. 

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