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Free Enterprise, John Marshall

What Is ‘Free Enterprise’?

How an 1810 Supreme Court Decision Defined Free Enterprise in the USA Chief Justice John Marshall presided over the US Supreme Court from 1801 to 1835. Marshall’s opinion in Fletcher v. […]

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The Problem With Experts: Deciding Who to Trust

There are problems with experts. Ahead of the referendum on whether the UK should remain in or leave the European Union, former Secretary of State for the Department of Education […]

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Interest Rates Could Increase Inflation

Can Higher Interest Rates Increase Inflation?

We’ve been having an ongoing discussion about commonly cited reasons inflation has become a global phenomenon since 2021. These factors range from the lasting impact of the pandemic to domestic […]

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Protestor in Support of Labor Unions

Labor Union Momentum and Economic Trajectories

The Biden administration’s 11th-hour labor union negotiations a couple of weeks back narrowly avoided a major strike by the country’s railroad workers. A significant achievement, it dodged supply chain bottlenecks […]

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Data on a Chart

Interpreting the September Consumer Confidence Jump

Much to the surprise of economic spectators, the Consumer Confidence Index clocked in at 108, well above August’s 103.2 reading and the September projections of 104.5. This continues a somewhat […]

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Monetary Policy, Inflation, and What to do About It – Part I

Understanding the Current Bout of Inflation Monetary policy is not a cure-all for the issues surrounding inflation. During the summer, CPI inflation in the US hit a 40-year high, much […]

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eurozone inflation

Eurozone Inflation: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

Editor’s Note: The eurozone is a geographical group of the 19 countries that have totally committed to the Euro as their only currency. The European Central Bank (ECB), the central […]

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Six Things to Know About the August CPI Spike

CPI data was released today, and much to the chagrin of many on the Wall Street, the number was higher than anticipated, clocking in at 8.3 percent vs. the expected […]

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Looming Railroad Strike Could Restart Supply Chain Woes

Railroad union talks seem to have come to a breaking point, sparking fears that a strike could be initiated by the end of this week. These concerns are not new. […]

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Inflation Slows in July, But Can the Inflation Reduction Act Further the Trend?

Inflation data came out this morning for July, and everyone concerned about soaring consumer prices might have breathed a small sigh of relief. CNN reports: Runaway inflation took a breather […]

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