Connecting the Dots, October 2017
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October 31, 2017
Happy Halloween. Whether you’ll get a trick or a treat is hard to know in this zombified economy.
October 24, 2017If you think economics is boring, bring up “free trade” and see what happens. I guarantee sparks will fly.
October 17, 2017
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the US economy is at full employment, or close to it. Yet it doesn’t feel that way for many Americans. Even if you have a secure job, you probably know people who don’t.
October 10, 2017Wall Street endlessly gushes about retirement. Its TV commercials show how wonderful life will be in our golden years—when we are old, yet still healthy and wealthy enough to go hang-gliding every day.
October 3, 2017
In theory, capitalism is all about healthy competition, which makes producers deliver quality goods and services at lower prices.