Economic Growth
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Forests Make a Comeback

– August 26, 2019

The tree cover of the planet is increasing, thanks mostly to increased efficiencies in food production. 

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Economic Growth
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US Economic Performance: A Midyear Assessment

– July 2, 2019

The Trump administration needs to give the economy a dose of the right kind of nothing, relax the trade war antics and stop bashing trade partners, lay off the Fed, and by doing so will give real GDP growth a positive nudge. 

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Economic Growth
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As the U.S. Government Grows, American Prosperity Slows

– May 21, 2019

Look back 150 years (from the end of the Civil War), ignore whatever party or president was dominant, and try to discern a relationship between the size, scope and power of the U.S. federal government and America’s economic growth rate.

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Economic Growth, Video
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Is the American Economy Underperforming or Not?

– March 16, 2019

Edward Stringham on Fox News comments on the growth rates of the American economy and the factors that go into causing it. 

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Economic Growth, Immigration, Socialism, Unemployment
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The Labor Shortage Is Acute in Many Industries

– February 20, 2019

The data alone tell the story no one wants to hear. Continued economic growth does not so much allow as require the inclusion – indeed the expansion – of the number of undocumented immigrants on American employment rolls.

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Economic Growth
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Trump’s Economy?

– December 27, 2018

Long-term stability in economic growth owes to the robustness of economic organization in the United States. A single president might transform the economic landscape, but that transformation is necessarily constrained.

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Daily Economy News, Economic Growth, Fiscal Policy
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The Myth of Spiraling Inequality

– December 11, 2018

Conventional wisdom says that inequality in the United States is spiraling out of control. But what do the data actually say?

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Economic Growth, History, Peace, Socialism
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The Economics of Dracula

– October 31, 2018

Vlad the Impaler and his literary incarnation — Count Dracula — have real historical roots in a dark period of economic nationalism.

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Economic Growth, Fiscal Policy
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Growing Pains

– October 24, 2018

Long-run growth projections have plummeted since the Great Recession. How much blame does fiscal austerity bear for this bleak outlook?

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Economic Growth, Free Banking, Free Enterprise, Free Markets, History
lettherebelight

Let There Be Light!

– October 22, 2018

Light, as we know it today, is a commodity. That would not have been possible without the institutional prerequisites — freedom to create, own, and exchange — that built the modernity we too often take for granted.

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