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Statues of unemployed men standing in a unemployment line during the Great Depression at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt(FDR) Memorial September 20, 2012 in Washington, DC. During the first four years of FDR's term, nearly one-third of the American people were unemployed. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read

James Grant Sets Stick of Dynamite to Bush/Obamanomics

It was a very deep depression, as deep as the one that succeeded in 1929. But in this case, the government did not intervene, and it was over in less than two years. Was this a coincidence? Grant does not think it was. He believes, as this writer does, that present government interventions have deepened our current economic malaise and are retarding a full recovery.

Is Keynes Misunderstood, Maligned By Critics?

Is Keynes Misunderstood, Maligned By Critics?

In a September 11 Bloomberg article, economist Noah Smith claims that John Maynard Keynes, the architect of today’s government economic policies around the world, wasn’t a “socialist” or even a “progressive.” He did not favor “a command economy.” Yes, he

Did the Government Cover Up an Autism/Vaccine Connection?

Did the Government Cover Up an Autism/Vaccine Connection?

For years, parents of autistic children have claimed a link between their children’s condition and vaccines. One vaccine in particular has been mentioned: the MMR (Mumps, Measles, and Rubella), which has a record of side effects, some severe. The Center

Leading Keynesian Economist Uses the 'D' Word

Leading Keynesian Economist Uses the 'D' Word

Most Keynesian economists do not want to admit that we are in another depression. They find the word painful. They find it painful because it contradicts the idea that Keynesian economic ideas have ended depressions forever. It also contradicts the

Senator Elizabeth Warren Speaks Up for Progressivism

Senator Elizabeth Warren Speaks Up for Progressivism

Good for Elizabeth Warren. She’s letting us know where she stands. No oily evasiveness for her, or at least less than usual from politicians. Here are her eleven tenets of today’s progressivism, outlined in a July 18 speech before Netroots

Bloomberg Economist Likes Fed's Rock Bottom Interest Rates

Bloomberg Economist Likes Fed's Rock Bottom Interest Rates

Is he right? In a recent Bloomberg Views piece, mainstream economist Noah Smith accused his critics of having “brain worms” and even “anti-semitic overtones.” He then mischaracterized what these critics, usually referred to as Austrian economists, were saying so that

U.S. Still in a Depression

U.S. Still in a Depression

Does an official 6.3% unemployment rate mean that the economy has finally recovered? No. Whether you call it the Great Recession or the depression it really is, the recovery that supposedly started in June 2009 has not been much of

Inside The Fed–What Janet Yellen Won't Tell You

Inside The Fed–What Janet Yellen Won't Tell You

What is Janet Yellen, new Fed chairman, really worried about? Is it that reported unemployment will stay high, that the economic recovery will never get off the ground, that we will fall back into recession, or that consumer prices will

More High-Stakes Appointments to the Federal Reserve

More High-Stakes Appointments to the Federal Reserve

The Obama administration has repeatedly complained about Republican blocking tactics in the Senate. In this context, it is worth remembering that the Democrats blocked President Bush’s last three nominees to the Federal Reserve Board. The Democrats calculated that a member

Will Washington Take Down Apple–And Why?

Will Washington Take Down Apple–And Why?

The U.S. Department of Justice has not only successfully sued Apple for arguably non-existent anti-trust violations in the e-book market. It has even demanded – and gotten – a court-appointed “monitor” placed inside the company to supervise the company’s pricing

Obama Doubles Down on Destroying the Economy

Obama Doubles Down on Destroying the Economy

Is President Obama really this ignorant of business and economics? Telling American employers to raise their wages sounds innocent enough, but it ceases to be innocent when people lose their jobs as a result. In his State of the Union

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