"Economics" Blogs & Blog Posts

Public Debts for Vested Interest PaymentsPublic Debts for Vested Interest Payments

An analysis of the national debt as the most heinous mechanism inflicted on...

 
Paul KrugmanPaul Krugman

Nobel Prize winner for economics

 
Unfashionably EconomicUnfashionably Economic

Random thoughts from a Ph.D economics student, covering current events and ...

 
Freedom and FlourishingFreedom and Flourishing

This blog explores links between freedom (liberty) and human flourishing

 
Enforcement of Bank of England Act 1694Enforcement of Bank of England Act 1694

This blog attempts to act as magnet for 'us the people' in the fa...

 
Real Reform - The Robin Smith InstituteReal Reform - The Robin Smith Institute

Swapping out rent seeking for wealth creation

 
Thinking Out AloudThinking Out Aloud

A blog of book reviews, occasional film reviews and posts on matters of int...

 


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The latest official unemployment rate for the United States is 3.9%. But that does not mean that is the unemployment rate for all groups. It is much higher for teens (16-19) and for minorities. The charts above, using information from the Economic Po...

 The two competing political philosophies in the United States are progressivism and conservatism. Democrats will tell you that the progressive way is best for most people, and Republicans will tell you the conservative way is best. Who is right...

From the BBC:Fining parents for taking children out of school in term time in Wales has had no effect on overall absence rates, a review has found. It shows the number of unauthorised family holidays actually increased after fixed penalty notices wer...

In the early 20th Century, corporations controlled our government. They did it through the Republican Party -- and that party sold Americans on the idea of "trickle-down" economic theory. The idea was that whatever was good for the giant corporations...

The letter above is an open letter to Donald Trump warning him about his disastrous new economic policy that uses tariffs to threaten other nations. The letter was signed by over 1100 economists. They warn Trump that this same policy was initiated in...

Putinomics

By Sean's Russia Blog on Apr 24, 2018 in: Economics

Guest: Chris Miller onĀ Putinomics: Power and Money in Resurgent Russia published by the University of North Carolina Press. [spp-player]...

Opponents (broadly, "right wingers") say that wage levels are set in a competitive market, so if the minimum wage is higher than this, this will cost jobs and reduce output. Defenders of minimum wages (broadly, "left wingers") say that it levels the...