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Did Baby Boomers Ruin America?

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog12/13/2018

In his book A Generation of Sociopaths, Bruce Gibney blames Baby Boomers for pretty much everything that's gone wrong in America. But there are other factors, such as democracy, that are perhaps more to blame.

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China Was Desperate for a Trade Deal, but the G-20 Agreement is a Mirage

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog12/04/2018

This trade deal is not only vague, conditional and temporary — it will fail to stop the global economic slowdown.

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Trump is Right: The Fed is a Big Problem

StrategyU.S. Economy

Blog10/29/2018

If the US administration truly wishes to "To Make America Great Again," there is no way around addressing the Fed.

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Don't Expect Any Spending Cuts Under Trump

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog10/03/2018

With the end of the 2018 fiscal year, we're seeing just how much Donald Trump loves to spend government money.

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Romanticizing Reagan

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/25/2018

Reagan's rhetoric on freedom and free markets was excellent. The policies he supported as president weren't nearly as great.

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Median Household Wealth in America Is Going Nowhere

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/20/2018

As of 2016, median wealth in the United States was still near 1983 levels.

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We Still Haven't Learned the Right Lessons from the 2008 Crash

Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/17/2018

It's frightening to see the persistent lack of insight shown by policymakers and financial media on the 2008 financial crisis.

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Ten Years After Lehman: The Solution Was "More Lehmans"

Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog09/15/2018

Lehman was a prime example of mainstream consensus analysis of risk and economic opportunity. We "solved" it with more of the same.

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The "Racist Premium" Is Just One Way the Market Punishes Racism

U.S. Economy

Blog09/12/2018

Racists are often willing to pay higher prices for the psychic profit of living in certain neighborhoods. J. Dallas Bowser was happy to take their money.

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New NAFTA Is Just Old Protectionism and Bad Economics

Bureaucracy and RegulationProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

The new trade agreement will be simply an amalgamation of the old NAFTA, the previously rejected TPP, and some new protectionist measures.

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