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Americans Don’t Hate Work, They Hate The Workplace

Americans Don’t Hate Work, They Hate The Workplace

by Austin Stone News outlets are calling it a “Great Resignation”: millions of able-bodied Americans refusing to work. This phenomenon, so alien to America’s ethos as a leader in production and innovation, has authorities scratching their heads and desperately seeking answers. Our nation was founded with an entrepreneurial mentality. The earliest colonists and later pioneers […]

Different Perspective: How Threat-Free Are Americans from Covid-19?

Different Perspective: How Threat-Free Are Americans from Covid-19?

by Jon Sanders At present, based on the most recent government data, only about three Americans in a thousand could conceivably transmit Covid-19 to someone. In other words, nearly 99.7 percent of people in the United States are currently no threat to anyone of spreading the virus. And despite the large case count, 24 out […]

The Gospel Of A 99% Consensus

The Gospel Of A 99% Consensus

by Robertas Bakula The time of divine revelation as the path to knowledge and truth is behind us, at least in the Western world. The scientific revolution saw to that. Be that as it may, many people still equate truth with whatever strong beliefs they hold. I am sure you have heard that 97% of […]

Core Capital-Goods Orders Rise In October, To Another New Record High

Core Capital-Goods Orders Rise In October, To Another New Record High

by Robert Hughes   New orders for durable goods decreased in October, falling 0.5 percent, posting a second consecutive decline and the third drop in the last seven months. Total durable-goods orders are still up 14.6 percent from a year ago. The October drop puts the level of total durable-goods orders at $260.1 billion, still […]

Biden’s HHS: We Don’t Have Time To Review Regulations, We’re Too Busy Enforcing Them

Biden’s HHS: We Don’t Have Time To Review Regulations, We’re Too Busy Enforcing Them

by Jon Sanders At the close of the Trump administration, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finalized a rule instituting a periodic review process with a sunset provision for all agency regulations that affect small businesses. The rule required HHS to review, within five years, all of the regulations affecting small businesses it […]

Pretrial “Justice” Is Anything But

Pretrial “Justice” Is Anything But

by Laura Williams Last week, Matthew Chalkley walked out of a Georgia jail, having been held there, without bond, for more than three years. A jury of his peers exonerated him in a two-day trial, saying the state had insufficient evidence to prove the charge of felony sexual assault. This young man spent 39 months in […]

Don’t Blame The “Greedy Wealthy”

Don’t Blame The “Greedy Wealthy”

by Michael Munger A remarkable discovery is here. World hunger can be eliminated if a few of the Greedy/Wealthy (hereafter, GW) class give up a portion of their wealth. The surprising conclusion is that if there were fewer rich people, there would be fewer poor people. The exact mechanism by which reducing the number of […]

Russia’s Africa Policy: Geopolitics And Commercial Interests

Russia’s Africa Policy: Geopolitics And Commercial Interests

by Todd Myers On October 23rd, 2019, the Russian Federation organized the Russia-Africa Summit to initiate greater cooperation between Russia and the sovereign states of Africa. The summit established a formalized partnership to strengthen existing and potential political, security, economic, legal, scientific, technical, humanitarian, information, and environmental cooperation. The Russians argued that this cooperation provided […]

Three Common Myths About Money And Inflation

Three Common Myths About Money And Inflation

by Alexander William Salter Inflation is one of the most studied phenomena in economics. We have a pretty good idea of where it comes from and how it works. Unfortunately, a large knowledge gap remains between economists and the “man on the street.” There are several persistent myths that just won’t die. Let’s see if […]

The Horrors Of A Noninflationary Thanksgiving

The Horrors Of A Noninflationary Thanksgiving

  Thanksgiving is one week away. There’s always much to be thankful for, but this particular holiday arrives against a backdrop of worry and complaints. Inflation is a dominant concern right now, with the Bureau of Labor and Statistics’ Consumer Price Index (CPI) showing prices broadly rising 6.2 percent on a year-over-year basis.  US CPI […]