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July 25, 2023

Why Is Economic Growth Good?

As the saying goes, there are no stupid questions. In that generous spirit, it’s certainly legitimate to ask why a continually growing economy is a good thing. Why does GDP…

July 21, 2023

Jeremy Horpedahl: Are American Families Thriving?

Does the typical American family today enjoy better living standards compared to 1985? We may have bigger TVs in our living rooms and smartphones in our pockets, but a recent…

July 7, 2023

The 21st Century Decline of Economic Freedom

From 1850 to 2020, industrialized economies went from roughly $3,000 per capita to $40,000 per capita, inflation adjusted. This was also a period of expanding economic freedom, as documented in…

June 28, 2023

Is ‘Bidenomics’ Even a Thing, Really?

The White House is saying that President Biden’s speech today in Chicago will be on the subject of “Bidenomics.” The choice to use that term is a meaningful one, according to the Financial…

June 15, 2023

Instead of ‘Late Capitalism,’ Maybe the US Economy Is Still in ‘Early Capitalism’

So how is the twilight of capitalism working out for you? What, you didn’t realize that you were living through “late capitalism”? Before I go on, let me first explain…