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Auburn Feature on Wall Street Journal

EducationFree MarketsU.S. Economy


Auburn, Alabama, is featured on the front cover of today's Wall Street Journal. I was interviewed extensively for the story, but was not mentioned. The story is about the relationship between the state university and increased manufacturing jobs.

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Have Trump Tweets Replaced Fed Speak?

The FedFinancial MarketsU.S. Economy


Donald Trump's Twitter account is steering the market, the consequence of America substituting markets for central planners.

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Mike Pence Thinks the "Free Market" Is Making You Poor

Money and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and BankingPolitical Theory


Michael Pence seems to be under the mistaken impression that the United States has an unregulated free market economy.

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Countless Ordinary Americans Benefit When Companies Move to Mexico

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyInterventionism


Companies relocate in order to serve their customers better with less-expensive products. In the media, these unseen customers are usually ignored.

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In Defense of Trump’s Deal with Carrier

Corporate WelfareTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy


As long as Trump sticks to tax and regulatory relief, bring on the Art of the Deal.

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Young Workers Spared After Judge Blocks New Overtime Rule

Legal SystemU.S. Economy


Small businesses get a break from a federal judge, but the affair shows the damaging nature of a constantly changing legal landscape for businesses.

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Week in Review: November 25, 2016

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


Thanksgiving is not simply a holiday celebrating the abundance of capitalism, but a time to give thanks for all we are grateful for.

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Why Some "Flyover States" Switched to Trump

Money and BanksU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking


There's a growing divergence between income growth in states with large financial centers — and the old "main street" economies.

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Mises Would Not Support Trump

Corporate WelfareStrategyU.S. Economy


We are confident claiming that, true to his character, Mises would firmly defend free trade and peace against all their opponents on the left and right.

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