Japan’s Productivity Has Been Slashed By Government Meddling, Not Demographics

Mainstream economists have turned Japan’s adverse demographics into a scapegoat for its economic debacle. Be it the Financial Times or the IMF, the general narrative is that Japan’s shrinking...

ECLAC: Tens of Millions Will Be Pushed into Poverty Amid COVID-Induced Recession

The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has lowered regional GDP growth projections from positive 1.3 percent to negative 1.8 percent in light of the...

End of the Secular Bull? Not So Fast

Maybe Coronavirus Didn’t End the Bull Market Every rally or bust has large counter moves that may not be a real break from underlying trends. Bloomberg, April 1, 2020         After the sudden...

Market Talk – April 3, 2020

ASIA: A slow increase in output and new business, coupled with a steep decline in exports following the global coronavirus pandemic, pulled down India’s manufacturing activity to a four-month...

Why is Trump putting critical protective equipment on layaway at Walmart?

This week, President Trump announced he’s essentially putting an order for critically needed surgical gowns on layaway at Walmart despite urgent demand. At a coronavirus task force briefing on...

Our economy will likely reboot too slowly

My general view is that social distancing is better than an explosion of coronavirus cases. I believe we were too slow to begin social distancing, at least in...

Capital Accumulation: The Way to Increase Wages

It is clear that arbitrary minimum wage laws are not only ineffective, but actually detrimental to real wage growth. So what type of action results in increasing wages...

This Jobs Report Was Bad. The Next One Will Be Worse.

Well, it took 10 years, but the streak is over: There was a net loss of American jobs last month. That’s putting it mildly, actually. Today, the first...

Newsletter: Labor-Market Collapse, Service-Sector Shutdown

This is the web version of the WSJ’s newsletter on the economy. You can sign up for daily delivery here. Confirmed cases of coronavirus surpassed 1 million world-wide and...

Hospital Bailouts Begin—for Those Owned by Private Equity Firms

The American Prospect See article on original site On March 22, the Steward hospital chain sent a letter to Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, saying it would close Easton Hospital, in...
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The Cheapest Renters Insurance Companies of 2020

If a fire races through your apartment complex or a storm damages your rental house, your landlord’s property insurance will cover the building...

Multiplier misconceptions

Bob Murphy has a new article addressing criticism of the “money multiplier” model taught in many textbooks.  He does a nice job pushing...

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