Save the States

It’s been said that the Federal government is like a huge insurance company with an army. Aside from deploying military force around the world, what the Feds mainly...

MiB: Jonathan Miller of Miller Samuel Real Estate Appraisers & Consultants

In the latest “Masters in Business” podcast, I speak with Jonathan Miller, co-founder of Miller Samuel. He blogs at the Matrix Blog. Miller is an expert on real-estate appraisals and transactions, and runs...

The Emerging COVIDGate Conspiracy

Bill Gates is calling for 10 more weeks of Lockdown in his Op-ed in, of course, the Washington Post. He is becoming a very dangerous man. The jobs...

The South’s worst unemployment numbers may be yet to come given social distancing delays...

The first set of data on unemployment insurance claims amid the coronavirus pandemic were unprecedented, but the hardest-hit areas were not generally states in the South. A second week of data shows a portrait of a disaster with 6.6 million people filing for unemployment insurance (UI) in the...

Pandemics and the Problem of Expert Failure (cont.)

Part 3: Should Experts Have Power? In my last two EconLog essays (here and here), I examined some of the causes of expert failure seemingly at work in the...

What Is the Good Entrepreneur to Do?

In a January 2020 Forbes Magazine article titled “Why Doing Good Is Good For Business” clearly left out critical information: who is the good or bad entrepreneur?...

Coronavirus Hit Shows Up Strongly in March Data, Loss of 701,000 Jobs

Most sectors took a big hit in employment, most concerning is a loss of 42,500 jobs in health care. The impact of the coronavirus shutdowns showed up very clearly...

10 Friday AM Reads

My only 12 weeks more of this to go morning reads: • The FIRE movement: They Retired Before They Hit 40. Then This Happened (New York Times) • When Dollar...

Iran & War

QUESTION: Mr. Armstrong, your forecast for Iran back in 2012 has been correct. It picked 2016 which in January the International economic sanctions on Iran were lifted after...

Coronavirus job losses for the past two weeks could match two years of the...

In the last two weeks, Americans have experienced a net loss of jobs on scale with the two years of job losses in the Great Recession. Thursday, the U.S....
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If a fire races through your apartment complex or a storm damages your rental house, your landlord’s property insurance will cover the building...

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