To the extent Hamas spends some of its resources on providing humanitarian aid, an expansion of the United States’ humanitarian aid enables Hamas to divert some of its resources to expand militarization.
The Treasury and the Federal Reserve are spinning the story that the CPI spike was more a by-product of unique COVID related realities than an underlying indication of a rising rate of inflation.
The problem is not so much a lack of available jobs.
Taxing dividends and capital gains encourages too much consumption and too little savings, which is to the long-term detriment of households and the larger economy.
Inflation is certain to rise unless the Fed removes some of the newly created money from circulation as velocity rises.
Since World War II, the Japanese have made corporate employment a mutual life-long commitment—shareholder interests be damned.
But as we understand, vaccine complications, sometimes leading to deaths, are a risk for all vaccinations.
We are all much more likely to believe we are not getting what we should be getting and that the other guy is getting more than what he rightfully deserves.
Currently, the U.S. national debt is over $28 trillion—that’s $85,000 per person and $224,000 per taxpayer.
We all do things that risk death. Over 300 people die each year from falling off ladders. Yet any homeowner will attest to the benefit of having a ladder.
While there are numerous explanations, here is one we find most important and convincing: Most of the new money is simply sitting in accounts commercial banks have at the Federal Reserve drawing interest.
Freeing up and encouraging trade is crucial for spurring the economy, which is still recovering from the worldwide pandemic.
The price mechanism could be enormously useful in reallocating the vaccine from places where the capacity to vaccinate is lacking to places where it can be effectively used.
If there is a local labor-market monopsony, an increase in the minimum wage can potentially raise wages and increase employment.
Congress could refine, update and modify current immigration rules to allow for clearer paths to legal immigration while simultaneously securing our borders.
Economists observe that letting law enforcement keep seized assets gives them a motive to spend more time and effort pursuing asset forfeiture and less time fighting crime.
Despite the current turmoil in the market, shares of common stock are not lottery tickets.
Isn’t it interesting how many on the right have suddenly found affinity with the common-carrier doctrine, while those on the left have abruptly discovered a commitment to unfettered free markets?
The prosperity of the United States of America flows from our freedom coupled with our adherence to a rule of law. And make no mistake, the rule of law was under threat that day.
Janet Yellen used to be chairperson of the Federal Reserve. Her pending appointment raises new questions about the Fed’s independence from Congress and the Treasury.