Posts Tagged economy

Minimum Wage Laws Ban Employment

Some years back I discussed the demonstrably false assertion that the State successfully mitigates unemployment and the antithetical nature of minimum wage laws and full employment in the broader economy.   Results-based analysis demonstrates clearly enough that the government generally is not particularly successful at eliminating any significantly serious “problems,” likely owing at least in […]

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The Taxman Cometh…

Now that President Obama’s signature healthcare law has been judicially settled, right or wrongly, as a constitutional law, it is an opportune time to examine the practical economic impact that this legislation has ushered in according to Title IX (and applicable amendments) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA).   Direct […]

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“I Want My Country Back”

This is an interesting video of Dr. Russ Roberts, professor of economics at George Mason University, testifying before the House Oversight Committee two years ago as part of his “The Vices and Virtues of Limiting Executive Compensation” subcomponent of the executive compensation hearings.   28 October 2009

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National Debt Monetization

Largely lost in yesterday’s media coverage of the national debt eclipsing the $15 trillion mark was the fact that the Federal Reserve has officially become the largest holder of public debt in the United States.  I suppose we no longer have to fret about China being the number one debt holder now that the Fed […]

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