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Turning Piketty Right Side Up

18 juni, 2014 - 06:00

In his new book, Capital In the Twenty-First Century, Piketty fails to understand how savings and investment work.

Even the Feds Admit Minimum Wages Cause Unemployment

17 juni, 2014 - 06:00

A little-known loophole in federal law allows people with disabilities to be employed below the minimum wage. Why the exemption?

The Data Is Clear: Free Markets Reduce Poverty

16 juni, 2014 - 06:00

The turn toward more free markets in the developing world has reduced poverty there.

You Didn’t Consent to be the State’s Victim

14 juni, 2014 - 06:00

Defenders of government coercion often claim that residence within a state’s boundaries imply consent to be taxed.

Why Foreign Politicians Hate Your Freedom

13 juni, 2014 - 06:00

Governments don’t like it when neighboring countries offer freedoms not available at home.

How Smugglers Made America

12 juni, 2014 - 06:00

Smuggling has often played a pivotal role in important events and episodes in American history.

The European Central Bank’s House of Cards

11 juni, 2014 - 06:00

The European Central Bank’s recent move to negative interest rates is a sign that the ECB is hitting the panic button.

Unemployment and A Tale of Two Financial Crises

10 juni, 2014 - 06:00

Politicians won’t admit that quantitative easing and fiscal stimulus have unquestionably failed to produce a rapid recovery over the past five years.

What Henry Hazlitt Can Teach Us About Inflation in 2014

9 juni, 2014 - 06:00

In 1946, as now, the government held up the threat of deflation to justify a policy of ultra-low interest rates.

Higgs, Hoppe, and the Cycle of the State

7 juni, 2014 - 06:00

The vastly greater productivity of a relatively-free populace makes for greater per capita tax revenue.

The Fed Won’t Let the Economy Heal

6 juni, 2014 - 06:00

To prevent future economic pain, what is required is the closure of all the Fed’s means of creating money out of “thin air.”

There is No Tradeoff Between Inflation and Unemployment

5 juni, 2014 - 06:00

Even mainstream empirical data shows that the Phillips Curve is wrong and that inflation does not cure unemployment.

Why Central Bank Stimulus Cannot Bring Economic Recovery

4 juni, 2014 - 06:00

Merely increasing demand does not increase production or produce wealth.

Everything Popular Is Wrong: Malinvestment and Consumers

3 juni, 2014 - 06:00

Any government intervention in the economy, such as, loan programs, regulations, and subsidies, creates malinvestments.

Profits Do Not Make Health Care Unaffordable

2 juni, 2014 - 06:00

Government intervention in health care has driven up health care prices. Mainstream journalists choose to focus on profits and “greed” as the problem.

How Inflation Helps Keep the Rich Up and the Poor Down

31 mei, 2014 - 06:00

Inflation puts a brake on social mobility: the rich stay rich (longer) and the poor stay poor (longer) than they would in a free society.

The High Cost of Minimum Wages

30 mei, 2014 - 06:00

Swiss voters recently rejected a proposal to introduce the world’s highest minimum wage.

The New Skyscraper Curse

29 mei, 2014 - 06:00

Thanks to cheap money and malinvestment, new record-setting skyscrapers are being planned and built as the global fiat-money-induced boom continues.