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First Time Ever, U.S. Falls Behind China

First Time Ever, U.S. Falls Behind China

Who is to blame, President Obama who has been responsible for more debt over the course of his two terms to date than all previous U.S. Presidents in the first 227 years combined…

Texas State Parks

A&M Study: Texas State Parks Good for Economy

Tourists and visitors to Texas State Parks create an economic boost for nearby towns, generating income and jobs for local communities and growing the state economy, according to a recent study.

Oil Tar Sands

Saudi Arabia versus the Keystone Pipeline

Since the Saudi cost of production is lower than the cost of producing oil from Canadian tar sands, it looks like the Saudis have the upper hand in a price war against the Canadians…

Map of China

China! China! China!

A look at the map and a thought about its huge population would make anyone think it was an economic colossus immune to problems, but the numbers tell another story…

Thomas Sowell

Predatory Journalism

Media taking advantage of people’s ignorance of economics to score ideological points & promote expansion of government powers limits the options of poor people, who have few options already…

Living Wages

Mob Rule Economics

While we talk about democracy and equal rights, we seem increasingly to let both private and government decisions be determined by mob rule. Take Living Wages for example…

CO2 Fraud

Caruba: An Economist’s Bad Climate Advice

On September 3 The Wall Street Journal published a commentary by Edward P. Lazear titled “The Climate Change Agenda Needs to Adapt to Reality: Limiting carbon emissions won’t work.

Responsible Gun Owner Stamp

Let’s Show The Public What We Gun Owners Spend

In a recent video Kevin Michalowski, Executive Editor of Concealed Carry Magazine, started a social movement in an attempt to remind U.S. citizens just how much gun owners impact the U.S. economy…

Economy Down Arrow

Caruba: What Economic Recovery?

The Obama administration would have you believe that the economic decline in the first quarter was due to a harsh winter. They will be blaming it on a hot summer come autumn…

Gun Buy Backs

Freakonomics and Gun ‘Buybacks’

“Freakonomics” agrees that gun “buybacks” are useless: ” both the theory and the data could not be clearer in showing that they don’t work. “

Caruba: Surviving Obama

There is a slice of the population who most certainly are stupid. They are called the media…

Gary Becker (1930-2014)

Gary Becker (1930-2014)

Becker was an economist’s economist, he also transcended the traditional boundaries of economics. His application of economic analysis to racial discrimination broke new grounds…

Warning Fascism

Do You Know Any Fascists?

America was founded on the economic principles of the free enterprise system. An individual was free to operate his business under the law without government intervention and regulation. This economic system is being replaced…

Obamanomics

Obama Should Study The History Of Reaganomics

Reagan inherited an abysmal economy from Jimmy Carter. His prescription for recovery rested on four pillars: tax cuts, deregulation, reductions in the rate of growth of government spending and carefully managed growth of the money supply…