What is Elizabeth Warren Talking About?
“There is nobody in this country who got rich on their own. Nobody. You built a factory out there – good for you. But I want to be clear. You moved your goods to market on roads the rest of us paid for. You hired workers the rest of us paid to educate. You were […]
Minimum Wage: $100/hr!
San Francisco is not the only area on the precipice of a minimum wage increase. This NYT article states that 8 states will see an increase in minimum wage on the new year. While most economists do, indeed, agree that the inevitable result of minimum wage is increased unemployment, the article, nonetheless, trots out several economic […]
Think Progress? Think Again.
The fallacy of the minimum wage has reared it’s ugly head yet again! Progressive political blog Think Progress announced on Wednesday that San Francisco will be the first US city to have a minimum wage above $10. Citing the Economic Policy Institute, they wrote: There are eight states that have legislated annual, inflation-linked increases in […]
To piggyback on nfreiling’s post, Krugman’s article makes several oversights which only muddy his analysis. First, he relies on the mainstream definition of inflation—a rise in prices. However, a more accurate definition for inflation would be “an increase in the supply of money”—something that has happened at a historically unprecedented rate if the following chart […]
Krugman Cherry-Picks Data to Avoid Inflation Warnings
Leave it to Paul Krugman to try and invalidate Austrian economic theory with a measly 3-year inflation figure: “Austrians…were sure about what would happen as a result: There would be devastating inflation. One popular Austrian commentator who advised (Ron) Paul, Peter Schiff, even warned…of the possibility of Zimbabwe-style hyperinflation in the near future. “So here […]
Saving economics one post at a time
Economics is the most misunderstood of the sciences. Perhaps because of the immense power the economist wields in the modern era of big government, the principles of economics have been abused and manipulated. To accurately portray economic truth to the public is self-defeating for those with political power, as they almost always work against the […]