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The Age of Financial Repression

The Age of Financial Repression | Political Economy | Scoop.it
Given low economic growth and the unpopularity of tax hikes and spending cuts, many Western governments are seeking alternative solutions to rein in rising national debt.
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Tino Sanandaji on Swedish Family Structure

Tino Sanandaji on Swedish Family Structure | Political Economy | Scoop.it
Reihan Salam writes on NRO: I was very pleased to see that Tino Sanandaji, a Swedish economist based in the U.S., has written a post on Swedish family structure that draws on Swedish sources: In secular Sweden, family traditions differ from those...
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Yes, Rothbard Covered That: Wealth Tax Edition

Yes, Rothbard Covered That: Wealth Tax Edition | Political Economy | Scoop.it

It is clear that the wealth tax levies a heavy penalty on accumulated wealth and that therefore the effect of the tax will be to slash accumulated capital. No quicker route could be found to promote capital consumption and general impoverishment than to penalize the accumulation of capital.

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Learning to Love Volatility

Learning to Love Volatility | Political Economy | Scoop.it
In a world that constantly throws big, unexpected events our way, we must learn to benefit from disorder, writes Nassim Nicholas Taleb.
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Synthenomics: Voter and Consumer Irrationality: Two Sides of the Same Coin

Does salience explain everything?

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The Cost of Catching Up

The Cost of Catching Up | Political Economy | Scoop.it
As President Obama wrestles with the fiscal cliff, and Europe seems to be falling over its own precipice, it is useful to think again about the fundamentals of GROWTH, as growth is the only path ou...
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The Poor We Shall Always Have With Us

The Poor We Shall Always Have With Us | Political Economy | Scoop.it
. . . as long we keep using the new supplemental poverty measure.
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Which hurts more in the short run, tax hikes or spending cuts?

Which hurts more in the short run, tax hikes or spending cuts? | Political Economy | Scoop.it

Looking at the recent research...

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Echoes of 1937, big government and a new market collapse?

Echoes of 1937, big government and a new market collapse? | Political Economy | Scoop.it
Will 2013 be 1937?This is the question many analysts posed as the stock market dropped after the election...
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Lenders and Spenders: Confronting the Political Reality of Debt

Lenders and Spenders: Confronting the Political Reality of Debt | Political Economy | Scoop.it
Is federal debt really nothing more than money ‘we owe to ourselves’? No. It frays the political fabric, and we are feeling its effects already.
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Since 2009, right to work states created 4x as many jobs as forced union states

Since 2009, right to work states created 4x as many jobs as forced union states | Political Economy | Scoop.it
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Understanding Asian gold demand

The value of gold goes up and down. The value of paper money only goes down.

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As Coasts Rebuild and U.S. Pays, Repeatedly, the Critics Ask Why

As Coasts Rebuild and U.S. Pays, Repeatedly, the Critics Ask Why | Political Economy | Scoop.it
Federal subsidies have allowed coastal communities to rebuild after storms, with little consideration of whether it makes sense to do so in disaster-prone areas.
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Does Survival of the Sexiest Explain Civilization?

Does Survival of the Sexiest Explain Civilization? | Political Economy | Scoop.it

A look at issues brought up in the books The Mating Mind and the Mind of the Market. Insights into the concern about income inequality.

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Quotation of the Day…

Quotation of the Day… | Political Economy | Scoop.it

… is from page 103 of John Wallis’s 1993 essay “The Great Depression: Can It Happen Again?” 

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Shall the twain meet?

Shall the twain meet? | Political Economy | Scoop.it
WE ARE now in the middle of the fourth quarter of 2012. That means that it has been five full years since the American economy first tipped into recession amid a...
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Marginal Tax Rates on the Poor and Lower Middle Class

Marginal Tax Rates on the Poor and Lower Middle Class | Political Economy | Scoop.it

A surprising conclusion shows that both liberals and conservatives are inconsistent in their thinking about taxes.

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Time-Consistent Rules in Monetary and Fiscal Policy

The theory behind government finance.

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Why Can't Companies Find the Workers they Need?

Why Can't Companies Find the Workers they Need? | Political Economy | Scoop.it
Couldn't they just do more training and pay a higher wage?
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