Category: Economy

Trump’s Tariffs would hurt Americans

Adam Smith, David Ricardo, and Milton Friedman are turning in their graves

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Economic Revisionism

A look at the effects of protectionist policies of ‘The American System’

Fiscal Sanity Can Only be Restored by Ending the Fed

Republicans have (again) violated the values they say they stand for. After 8 years of railing against Obama and the Democrats for reckless spending, they now have done the same […]

Brief History of Capitalism

A short explanation on how the capitalist economic system came to be, and how it evolved in its early stages. [By Andrew Joseph Riesberg]

A Defense of Walmart

Walmart, while not perfect, deserves, from a utilitarian perspective, a three for good ethical standards and especially its benefits towards society. When evaluating Walmart, we should evaluate it by how […]

Libertarian (and Conservative) Lunacy

The debate over net neutrality has caused a split in the American right. Significant portions of our side have defected to the side of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Reason […]

Justice Dept. sues to stop AT&T’s $85B Time Warner deal

The Justice Department is suing to stop AT&T’s $85 billion purchase of Time Warner, setting the stage for an epic legal battle with the telecom giant.

Venezuela Defaults

What once was hailed as a beacon for socialism is now moving one step closer to bankruptcy

Trumps Trade Team Failed Basic Economics

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross recently said We don’t think it’s inherent in a global trading system that one country, namely the U.S., absorbs in its deficit the cumulative trade surplus […]