Posts tagged with: Ryan McMaken

The growth rate has never been higher, with the 1970s the only period that comes close.....
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Hopes that the economy might soon roar back and bring some relief from skyrocketing deficits remain unfounded for now…...
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After insisting for weeks that leaving one’s home or gathering in groups was “irresponsible” and a “slap in the face” to medical professionals…...
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Last Friday, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics released new unemployment data. The report surprised many because it showed a decrease in the unemployment rate, while many observers had expected an increase....
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It didn’t require an especially clear crystal ball to see that destroying the livelihoods of countless millions while empowering a police state could lead to…...
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The Federal Reserve this morning slashed the target federal funds rate by 0.5 percent today....
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In the wake of the Brexit vote, Scottish nationalists have renewed their calls for a new referendum on Scottish independence. But many remain unconvinced, and many claim Scotland is “too small” to be an independent country. Others claim that Scotland is too...
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The Fed announced on Thursday it is adding another $83 billion in “in temporary liquidity to financial markets.” And, in a development that will surprise no cynic anywhere, the Fed also noted that it “may keep adding temporary money to markets for...
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In my days before I worked for the Mises Institute, I had a colleague who knew I associated with Austrian-school economists. In the wake of the bailouts and quantitative easing that followed the 2008 financial crisis, he’d sometimes crack “where’s...
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I’m not of the opinion that the American economy is doing amazingly well. However, I’m also not of the opinion that it is falling apart, or that the American middle class is disappearing before our eyes. Nor is there is...
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