Defining Ideas by topic: Economics

June 20, 2012

A Fiscal History Lesson

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Image credit: KP Tripathi
Following World War II, government spending cuts led to an incredible economic boom.
June 6, 2012

Jumpstart the Economy!

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Image credit: Norton
Return to first principles: limited government, markets, incentives, rule of law, and predictability.
May 29, 2012

The United States of Cartels

"Price stabilization” and “harmonization” are dangerous euphemisms for anti-growth policies.
May 23, 2012

Why Capitalism?

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Because it’s the only system that maximizes growth and personal freedom.
May 15, 2012

Michael Sandel Is Wrong on Markets...

...and (no surprise!) Tom Friedman is wrong, too.
May 8, 2012

Higher Education for All?

The federal government needs to rein in the business of making student loans.
May 1, 2012

Beyond Austerity

We must liberalize labor markets, not rely on macroeconomic “fixes.”
March 22, 2012

Importing China's Economic Model

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Image credit: Barbara Kelley
America's dangerous love affair with state capitalism.
March 13, 2012

Is Women’s Empowerment a Bureaucratic Imperative?

The European Union considers gender quotas in corporate boardrooms.
March 9, 2012

The Sick Man of Europe

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Why are the Greeks such whiners? Look to their tragic history and geography.