Daily Economy

Saturday, April 20, 2019
Yours may well be the decisive voice — the final increment of weight that shifts the balance and brings our ship of state, indeed our civilization, to survival course.
Friday, April 19, 2019
Today’s neo-Luddite tech critics suggest that we should just be content with the tools of the past and slow down the pace of technological innovation to supposedly save us from any number of dystopian futures they predict. If they succeed, it will leave us in a true dystopia.
Friday, April 19, 2019
In a new report, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) considers the financial benefit of switching to a $1 coin.
Friday, April 19, 2019
As millennials struggle to pay off their debt, buying a home and building a family both become a distant dream. Thankfully, we can use data provided by the OECD to urge others to look at the student-loan crisis from a different perspective. Perhaps in time, more will realize that our reliance on...
Friday, April 19, 2019
Environmental activists cling to the same stale policy prescriptions, no matter the situation. Only their rationale changes.
Friday, April 19, 2019
In a recent NBER working paper, Margaret M. Jacobson, Eric M. Leeper, and Bruce Preston argue that FDR’s abandonment of the gold standard helped bring an end to the Great Depression.
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Retail-sales and initial-claims data show the economy may be gaining some momentum after a patch of weakness. However, continued uncertainty around U.S. economic policies and ongoing risks in the global economy remain significant concerns.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
One lesson you should take from that is that as much as this sounds like the takeaway point from a bad high school commencement address, the end of your formal schooling is just the beginning of a life of sustained inquiry.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
The carnage of the trade war is everywhere but doesn’t always make the headlines. Consider for example the export markets for American liquor.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Relying exclusively on regulators to protect oneself against identity theft and other inappropriate uses of data is like leaving one’s car keys in the ignition because a would-be car thief faces the threat of jail time.
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
As we see in the aftermath of this tragedy, it is private citizens like them who truly care, while governments such as Macron’s will often leave publicly owned monuments on the verge of abandonment. It is only when major incidents like this happen that we truly appreciate private ownership.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
AIER’s Leading Indicators index dropped 17 points to 25 in March, the lowest level since June 2009. The Roughly Coincident Indicators index and the Lagging Indicators index also fell, to 83 and 67, respectively (see chart). March is the third consecutive month with readings for the Leading...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Various political and ideological trends have often seemed inevitable and irreversible — until they have changed! And it can happen again — if only friends of freedom at least try.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
What the Notre-Dame fire of 2019 should teach us is that civilization is more fragile than we want to believe. We dare not take it for granted. The fires come when and from a place we least expect, and the damage is often irrecoverable.
Monday, April 15, 2019
Despite the screeds and slogans of would-be central planners and opponents of private property, individual liberty and steadily rising prosperity were — and remain — the true revolution.  
Monday, April 15, 2019
AIER’s publishing strategy is designed to broaden the choices available to authors, never using the force of law to deny creators their rights.
Monday, April 15, 2019
Social engineering done by those on the political right is nearly always as destructive as is social engineering done by those on the political left.
Monday, April 15, 2019
In recent decades, many states began to look at criminal-justice reform to fix their own systems. With overcrowded prisons burning through taxpayer cash, many state lawmakers sought to pass reforms to help keep nonviolent prisoners from being thrown in jail for life. Unfortunately, not of all of...
Saturday, April 13, 2019
To remain consistent, opponents of so-called fractional-reserve banking have to denounce overbooking practices among airlines as well as the entire business of insurance.
Friday, April 12, 2019
Consumer sentiment fell slightly in early April but remains at broadly favorable levels. Caution regarding the outlook is still warranted but the trends for the most recent data appear marginally more favorable.

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