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Money Supply Growth Inches Up From March's 12-Year Low
Money supply growth inched up in April, rising slightly above the March growth level, which was at a 12-year (145-month) low.
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With New Tariffs, Trump Hikes Taxes On American Small Business Owners — Again
Terribly economics often make great politics, and the fantasy that high taxes will make "America great again" is apparently very attractive to many.
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Why Trump Wants The Fed To Pump Even More Easy Money
Donald Trump this morning condemned the Federal Reserve's "unnecessary and destructive actions", by which he presumably means the Fed's recent attempts to tighten monetary policy.
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The Fed Has Given Up: Get Ready For More QE
It looks like we should expect a continuation of the policies which have coincided with both an unimpressive economy and rising inequality. If that's not evidence of the Fed's failure, it's hard to imagine what is.
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Money-Supply Growth Slows In January
Overall, money-supply growth remains well below the growth rates experienced from 2009 to 2016 and has fluctuated little since March of last year.
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Why The Left Isn't Convinced By Your Economics Arguments
The Left has spent many decades putting their ideas into practice for communicating their historical and moral views. It remains unclear if advocates for free markets have an interest in putting such effort into promoting their own views.
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Communications Director and Editor
Ludwig von Mises Institute
July 2014 - Present (4 years 11 months)
Economist/Communications Director
Colorado Division of Housing
June 2004 - July 2014 (10 years 3 months)

Education

Indiana University Bloomington
Ph. D
Public Affairs (incomplete)
Indiana University Bloomington
Ph. D
Public Affairs (incomplete)
University of Colorado at Boulder
B.A
Economics
University of Colorado at Boulder
M.A
Political Science, Public Affairs

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Commie Cowboys: The Bourgeoisie and the Nation-State in the Western Genre
Ryan McMaken
CreateSpace
12/06/2012

The Western genre has long been associated with right-wing and libertarian politics, and is said to promote individualism and free-market economics.