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Why Economics Needs Good Theory: Facts and Figures Aren't Enough

Blog03/09/2019

There's nothing wrong with consulting statistical data. But this data can only be properly understood if one first has a good grasp of sound theory.

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The "National Emergency" Scam

Blog03/09/2019

Obama's "I’ve got a pen and a phone" has perhaps found its equal in Trump's declaration of national security designed to make it even easier for him to spend taxpayer money.

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What We Know and What We Don't Know about the Firm

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

03/08/2019Books
Per Bylund offers a helpful summary of Austrian views of the nature of the firm and how it is distinct from other theories.
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A Modest Proposal for the Fed

Business CyclesMoney and Banking

Blog03/08/2019

So how about it, Mr. Powell? A real economy operates without ultra-low interest rates and activist central bank stimulus.

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The God of Social Media Demands Sacrifice, Not Mercy

Media and CultureStrategy

03/08/2019Audio/Video
Bob discusses the recent "outrage mobs" on social media—in which people intentionally spread misleading or outright false smears against their opponents—and how comedians are the only ones left who can speak the truth.
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New Houses Are Getting Smaller — But They're Still Much Larger Than What Your Grandparents Had

Blog03/08/2019

The size of new houses has shrunk since 2015. (Houses are still two-thirds larger than they were 50 years ago.) But will local governments let developers build smaller, simpler, more affordable housing?

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How Rent Control Harms Those It Hopes to Help

Blog03/08/2019

Though rent control is sold as a policy that is intended to help the poor, it has induced homelessness among the poor and lower middle classes.

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How the Feds Promoted Segregated Housing

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog03/08/2019

For decades, federal housing policy explicitly favored whites over blacks, likely worsening many of today's enduring wealth disparities.

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