Category Archives: Economics

NCR: Of Rosa DeLauro and Other Disoriented Catholics

George Weigel effortlessly destroys so-called “Catholic” opposition to the Ryan budget, specifically from quarters that can’t get it right on the culture of life, much less on basic economic principles: Now, to make matters worse, here is Paul Ryan, a … Continue reading

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Calculated Risk: San Francisco Rents “On a tear”

Is this what recovery looks like? If San Francisco is any indicator… perhaps so: While rents in other parts of the country are rising around the pace of inflation, at 2.7%, the average rental price in San Francisco shot up … Continue reading

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Gary North: Avoiding Kamikaze Politics

…or better entitled, why a third-party run is a really bad idea: We need 8 years to quietly infiltrate the Republican Party’s county organizations, especially in rural counties where Democrats are dominant. Nobody wants to be a Republicans in in … Continue reading

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Atlantic: Americans Who Actually Make Things

Great piece in the Atlantic this morning on the state of American manufacturing: Of course, the United States still produces a huge amount of food, but we do it far more efficiently and with far fewer people. Similarly, America still makes a … Continue reading

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WaPo: Can The President Reduce Gas Prices?

The answer to this question is an immediate no.  The POTUS couldn’t do it in 2008; the POTUS couldn’t do it in 2012 (at least to an immediate effect). Republicans this morning are gleefully sharing how the Democrats are more … Continue reading

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Calculated Risk: New Home Sales Decline, Housing Market Recovered?

Seems like the glut of new homes on the market has finally come down to within 6-months inventory, a metric that indicates the glut of homes on the market has finally — FINALLY — come back to within some degree … Continue reading

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Locavores As Narcissism?

Interesting book review from someone who believes the local food movement is really more about middle class arrogance than security: Through their purchases, these consumers are consciously seeking to affirm and demarcate themselves from the rest of society. Those who … Continue reading

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Rumors of the Death of the West Have Been GREATLY Exaggerated…

Great reading this morning from City Journal: It’s indisputable that the Anglosphere no longer enjoys the overwhelming global dominance that it once had. What was once a globe-spanning empire is now best understood as a union of language, culture, and … Continue reading

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Montaigne and Solidarity

I have recently taken a great deal of interest in the writings of Fr. Heinrich Pesch, S.J. and the principles of Catholic solidarism — namely the very economic principles that helped to liberate and then build a prosperous Poland not to … Continue reading

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WaEx: Obama sees recovery 1-2 years off

Of course Obama sees the recovery as 18-24 months in the making.  From the WaEx: A letter provided to Washington Secrets from Obama to a long-unemployed Portland, Maine carpenter pulls back the curtain of economic hope to reveal the truth … Continue reading

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