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  • The Put.
    Russian economy in trouble thanks to falling oil prices, US sanctions
    For those of you with a bit of a populist slant, the past week has seen a perfectly timed barrage of gifts. In the last half of the year (but December in particular), it seems as though several seemingly unconnected factors have combined into a...
  • Adam McKay and 'We Got The Economy'
    Adam McKay schools us on the economy with 'The Unbelievably Sweet Alpacas'
    The Unbelievably Sweet Alpacas is one of 20 short films that make up We the Economy, a series that uses innovative story techniques to give us a better understanding of the U.S. economy. This particular short film was directed by Adam McKay who is...
  • German Quadcopter Drone
    FAA exempts four companies from commercial drone restrictions
    Four more companies were approved by the FAA for the use of commercial drones today. The drones will likely be used for a variety of surveying projects, oil flare stacks, and construction sites. They will be exempted from a 2012 law that limits...
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    An overview of the November 2014 jobs report
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Dec. 5, 2014 that the official seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for November 2014 is 5.8 percent, unchanged from October, and down from 5.9 percent for September and 7.0 percent for November 2013...
  • The economic fallacies of Black Friday: 2014 Edition
    The economic fallacies of Black Friday: 2014 Edition
    Today, shoppers across America will participate in the largest shopping day of the year: Black Friday. The National Retail Federation is estimating that 140.1 million customers will be shopping on Black Friday weekend, down from the 2013 estimate...
  • Lady Godiva coin
    Lady Godiva coin sends America a wedding proposal
    Lady Godiva, 11th Century noblewoman legend has her riding through Coventry, England nude on a horse to protest her husband’s levy of oppressive taxes on his tenants. According to the legend a man named Tom looked at her and the word &ldquo...
  • Wealth Inequality
    New study on wealth inequality confirms what you already knew
    In America, the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting more plentiful. That's a fact. Not a "depends on who you ask" fact, or a "depends on who you vote for" fact, but a genuine, verifiable truth. Unfortunately,...
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics
    An overview of the October 2014 jobs report
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Nov. 7, 2014 that the official seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for October 2014 is 5.8 percent, down from 5.9 percent for September, 6.1 percent for August, and 7.3 percent for October 2013.Total...
  •  Signing of Declaration of Independence
    Capitalism, Morality & Self-Government
    The Reverend John Cotton, a Puritan, wrote in the earliest days of New England, “It is necessary that all power on earth be limited.” This principle became basic to all colonial government and to the United States. Adam Smith’s...
  • Protesters demanding to be paid more than they're worth
    Minimum wage increases to be voted on in five states
    Five states will be voting on whether or not to increase minimum wages in next Tuesday’s election. Voters in Alaska, Arkansas, Illinois, Nebraska and South Dakota will all decide whether or not minimum wages will need to be raised. The...
  • Michelle Nunn poses with Usher
    Georgia's Senate race could end in a runoff
    The race for the vacant United States Senate seat in Georgia is currently considered a toss-up by most polls and experts. The seat is being vacated by retiring Senator Saxby Chambliss, who has held office since 2003. Chambliss has been a reliable...
  • SFL at UNT
    Libertarians occupy University of North Texas for a day
    The annual Students for Liberty (SFL) Dallas Regional Conference that brought in over 140 pro-liberty students last year returns to the University of North Texas in Denton on Saturday, October 18, 2014. This is a daylong event and it's free to...
  • Adam Smith-Bruce Yandle
    Economist Adam Smith looks at the 'Bootleggers & Baptists' phenomenon
    Just over three decades ago, economist Bruce Yandle, then working for the Federal Trade Commission, published an article in the journal Regulation headlined “Bootleggers & Baptists: The Education of a Regulatory Economist,” which...
  • Dow Jones rallying over 200 points October 8, 2014
    IL Economics Association 44th Annual Meeting
    The Illinois Economics Association Presents:Illinois Economics Association 44th Annual MeetingThe annual conference brings together academics, economists and researchers from around the state of Illinois as they present their recent research to...
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    Airbnb legalized in San Francisco. Sort of
    The short term home rental service Airbnb received approval in San Francisco today, although it will carry some restrictions. The service allows people to stay in other peoples’ homes for short amounts of time, often as little as one night....