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Republican Fundraising Rises As Americans Blame Democrats For Inflation

Republican Fundraising Rises As Americans Blame Democrats For Inflation

By Casey Harper | The Center Square (The Center Square) – A small majority of Americans blame Democrats for the rising inflation, a recent poll found, as both parties fight to position themselves in the economic messaging battle heading into the next election. The Trafalgar Group along with the Convention of States for Action released […]

How COVID-19 Affected California’s Economy

How COVID-19 Affected California’s Economy

Samuel Stebbins | The Center Square contributor The U.S. economy reported its worst quarterly decline in modern history during the COVID-19 pandemic, with gross domestic product shrinking at an annual rate of 31.4% in the second quarter. The economy bounced back in the third quarter, but efforts to contain the virus’s spread throughout 2020 still resulted in a […]

California Businesses Can’t Fill Openings; Economists Warn Of Slowed Recovery

California Businesses Can’t Fill Openings; Economists Warn Of Slowed Recovery

By Cole Lauterbach  | The Center Square contributor (The Center Square) – Employers in California cannot find workers and it is affecting the state’s economic recovery, a new survey shows. The National Federation of Independent Business’ monthly survey of small business trends shows optimism from job creators nationally took a pause as the COVID-19 pandemic waned. “May saw a slight […]

Go East, Young Man.

Go East, Young Man.

James R. Harrigan  “Go West, young man, go West and grow up with the country,” has been attributed to Horace Greeley by so many, for so long, that it’s almost as if he actually said these words. He didn’t, and said as much to anyone who would listen, but no matter. By the time he […]

EXCLUSIVE: Just 6% Of Small Businesses Have Fully Recovered Pandemic Losses, Poll Shows

EXCLUSIVE: Just 6% Of Small Businesses Have Fully Recovered Pandemic Losses, Poll Shows

THOMAS CATENACCI CONTRIBUTOR Just 6% of small businesses that were negatively impacted by the coronavirus pandemic have fully recovered their losses, a Job Creators Network survey showed. The vast majority of U.S. small business owners continue to “claw their way out” of the hole caused by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the poll commissioned by small business […]

Signs of Inflation so Far

Signs of Inflation so Far

Gerald P. Dwyer The Federal Reserve has announced that it intends to raise inflation in the United States to two percent per year on average. Inflation generally has been less than two percent in recent years. Is the Federal Reserve likely to be successful at hitting this new target or even exceeding it? Recent dramatic […]

Unemployment in Free vs. Locked-Down States

Unemployment in Free vs. Locked-Down States

Jordan Schachtel , The economic results of America’s ongoing experiment with COVID-19 top-down authoritarianism are in, and they provided for the clearest picture to date about the very real, devastating side effects of lockdowns. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has made available a series of new statistics highlighting the unemployment figures from January (pre-pandemic […]

Initial Claims Fall While Continuing Claims Rise

Initial Claims Fall While Continuing Claims Rise

Robert Hughes  – March 11, 2021   Initial claims for regular state unemployment insurance totaled 712,000 for the week ending March 6, down 42,000 from the previous week’s upwardly revised tally of 754,000 (see first chart). The latest week is the lowest since results for the week ending November 7, 2020. However, claims remain stuck […]

China’s Role in Global Lockdowns: The Smoking Gun

China’s Role in Global Lockdowns: The Smoking Gun

AIER Staff This time last year, Americans were blindsided by a shocking policy to shut down the US economy to control a virus. The presumption of the officials who enacted this policy is that it would be far more deadly than it turned out to be. They further presumed that the virus could be controlled […]

The Myth (and Phony Math) of ‘Green’ Jobs

The Myth (and Phony Math) of ‘Green’ Jobs

    By Duggan Flanakin Governments are killing real jobs and conning us about ‘millions of good green jobs’   “Fool me once,” Stephen King wrote, “shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Fool me three times, shame on both of us.” His adage certainly applies to the myth (and fake math) of […]