the discussion of self-command by famous economist Adam Smith in “The Theory of Moral Sentiments” offers some useful insights.
The claim that a recession is more likely in 2019 because there hasn’t been one in a while is an example of the gambler’s fallacy.
The good news is that state tax revenue is on target to exceed expectations. The bad news is that mandated Medicaid expenditures are also on track to be above expectations.
Are church bazaars, veteran-organization chili suppers or light displays at art institutes fair game? Or do they corrupt the mission of the organization?
If 60 is a venerable old age—then one had better get going early on. However, when 60 is more like midlife, it makes sense to waste around until age 30.
Economists view fines, forfeitures, jail sentences or other sanctions as a “price” imposed on undesirable activity. But if the price is too high, punishment becomes disproportionate to the crime.
As if you didn’t know, Big Tech keeps track of our internet searches and uses that information (gasp!) for profit.
We’re relieved that thousands of transplanted workers are not going to overcrowd central Indiana and drive up the cost of living. Losing the Amazon sweepstakes is a blessing.
In 2030, because of population aging, immigration is projected to overtake natural increase (the excess of births over deaths) as the primary driver of population growth for the country.
If labor-force participation among prime-age men were at 1950-1970 levels, the economy would have 5 million more workers.
The officials in charge of setting the governments’ budget should not be the same officials in control of the printing press.
The U.S. economy is expected to remain strong next year, with Indiana outperforming the nation, according to the annual Business Outlook forecast released Thursday by Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business.
Journalists, commentators and economists routinely ignore consumers in trade discussions.
Sears got started doing exactly what Amazon is doing now: offering low prices and home delivery. But the larger point is this: In free markets, firms have to serve customers better than their rivals.
Charitable instincts don’t dictate how much people make, the market does.
Most all the polls missed Donald Trump’s upset victory over Hillary Clinton in 2016. The slow death of land-line phones makes it easy for likely voters to evade pesky pollsters.
Watching recent developments in the U.S. trade war with China has been like watching a minor traffic accident escalate into a multi-car pileup.
In these divisive times, a surprising number of political players agree on one thing: America keeps too many people in prisons and jails.
If for-profit firms are consistently mismanaged, eventually this reflects in subpar earnings. The investor’s escape hatch is selling one’s shares.
The Good Samaritan was not a Social Justice Warrior. He responded to the immediate need of a suffering person. He showed loving kindness by his actions.