Economics

Want to Pay More Tax? You Can

"Congress has also budgeted for $1.7 trillion of deficit spending for the current fiscal year; over 26,000 times as much…

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Milei’s New Monetary Regime for Argentina

"Despite its controversial nature, full dollarization remains the monetary regime with the most potential for long-term stability in Argentina. It…

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GOP Trade Platform Would Penalize Forgotten Americans 

"The GOP platform calls for new Buy American restrictions, but this is just warmed-over Bidenomics. The Peterson Institute calculates that…

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Biden’s Rent Control Proposal Poses a Real Threat to Renters and Housing Providers

"Because rent control will become part of the tax code, Democrats will be able to use the budget reconciliation process…

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Civil Discourse and Political Reality

"It is one thing to dislike someone’s policies and argue against them in a civil discourse, discussing the merits and…

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Investors are Not to Blame for the Priciest Housing in History 

"As of Q1 2024, investor purchases are below levels experienced seven years ago. As it turns out, rising interest rates…

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Medicare’s Real Contribution: Hollowing Out Healthcare

"Declining reimbursement rates, on top of losses in purchasing power, result in reduced access to care, as some physicians have…

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The Mass Democratization of Knowledge: Now Everyone Has Research Assistants

"Companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, and OpenAI have made it so that anyone with an internet connection can access…

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Misunderstanding Poverty: a Review of ‘Second Class’

"Frédéric Bastiat famously warned against economic sophisms, the facile myths around free trade and economic policy... Alas, Batya Ungar-Sargon is…

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After Moore v. US, Wealth Taxes Are Only Mostly Dead

"The question of whether the government could tax the defendants' unrealized gains — a common device in what are often…

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