Think That Trade Deficits Are Bad? Think Again

In yet another 140-character lesson in economics, President Trump has looked at the trade balance and once again demonstrated a level of understanding of the impact of trade that would earn him an F i. […] » Full Post

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Predictable Money Means More Than Politicians' Promises

Late on the night of July 16, 1897, a reporter for the Post-Intelligencer in Seattle boarded a tug and set out into the Strait of Juan de Fuca to intercept an inbound steamer from Alaska. The Portla. […] » Full Post

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Donald Trump Has a Tax Plan Fit for 140 Characters

After 100 days in office, Donald Trump finally released his plan for Americas tax system. The word plan may be a stretch, though. Despite all of the hoopla, the White House actually only released a on. […] » Full Post

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Book Review: William Mellor and Dick Carpenter's 'Bottleneckers'

In Pasadena, CA in the 1970s, a married mother-of-two in my neighborhood began a daycare service out of her house. Interesting at the time was that not long after starting her business she was visited. […] » Full Post

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Trump Takes Aim at Canadian Lumber, Only to Injure Americans

Thirty years ago, when I worked for the Premier of Canadas largest province, one of the biggest issues we had to contend with was U.S. efforts to impose tariffs on Canadian softwood lumber a move that. […] » Full Post

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A Thought-Provoking Study of the American Dream's Promise

Tyler Cowens The Complacent Class: The Self-Defeating Quest for the American Dream is a thought-provoking examination of what the American Dream is and how people reach it, using economic and sociolog. […] » Full Post

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The Obama Era Rules the FCC Must Undo

Since Chairman Ajit Pai was named as Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in January, I’ve been encouraged by his moves to fix onerous regulations put in place by the Obama Adm. […] » Full Post

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'Buy American, Hire American': Cruel to U.S. Businesses and Workers

Whether its Wal-Mart, Safeway, CVS, or any other kind of local or national retail chain, the norm nowadays is for customers to swipe loyalty or customer care cards during checkout. Membership is a way. […] » Full Post

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What Troubles Me, and What Should Trouble You Too

"The problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts."- Bertrand Russell As Grandma Koufax taught me, I often live in constant. […] » Full Post

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Inclusive Growth Requires Maintenance of Full Employment

One reason for growing inequality is high rates of joblessness among those without much education. If you dont have a job, your income plummets. And while unemployment insurance or other benefits can. […] » Full Post

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The Trump Stock Boom: Real or Just An Illusion?

The last thing President Trump now needs is for the stock market to go south on him. After all, hes got worries aplenty: abroad, North Korea, Syria, Russia and Brexit; at home, the stalled effort to r. […] » Full Post

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Protectionism Is a Boomerang That Whacks Its Proponents

As a Canadian, I have to admit that President Trump is right when he criticizes a new Canadian policy that gives Canadas producers an incentive to buy domestic supplies of ultra-filtered milk. But the. […] » Full Post

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Shorten Your Investment Horizons, and Then Hang Tight

We are all traders now! "ETF's are a great innovation, but an over-population of any innovation could cause unintended consequences if left unmonitored. We have seen this in many market cycles, from d. […] » Full Post

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Kill the Death Tax, and In Return Kill the Muni Deduction

Who says politicians arent an innovative bunch? Just take a look at the federal budget, and one discovers considerable innovation in dreaming up ways to take and spend other peoples money. Among the m. […] » Full Post

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Sacramento Kicks the California Can to Future Generations

In the last month, California Governor Jerry Brown declared the 5-plus year California drought officially over and Sacramento Democrats, with the help of one rogue Republican State Senator, passed a b. […] » Full Post

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