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Tragic Earthquake Strikes Morocco

Late Friday night, Morocco was struck by a rare and powerful earthquake.

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Interview with Melissa Kearney: Two-Parent Privilege

David A. Price carries out an “Interview” with Melissa Kearney, subtitled “On the American fertility decline, the role of social norms, and the link between single-parent households and economic gaps” (Econ Focus: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, Third Quarter 2023, pp. 16-20).

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Remittances: They Just Keep Rising

"Remittances" involve earning money abroad and sending some back to one's home country.

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When the Time Price of Leisure Rises: The Linder Theorem

In the United States, we naturally celebrate the Labor Day holiday with a holiday from work.

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For the US and Global Economy, What Pathways to Reduce Government Debt?

It’s well-known (although it’s not clear anyone wants to do anything about it) that US budget deficits and government debt took a big jump during the Great Recession from 2007-9, then another big jump during the pandemic recession, and are projected to rise steadily in the middle-term as an aging US population leads to higher government spending on Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. But it’s not just the United States. Especially after the pandemic, government debts around the world are high. The question is, based on past experience, what steps have some plausibility for reducing these debts.

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Is the US Economy Seeing an Upsurge of New Firms?

There has been a growing concern about the stagnation of start-up firms within the US economy.

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Interview with James Gwartney: Personal Choices and Public Choice

Gwartney's interview highlights how external factors, personal interests, and the people one encounters shape our life's trajectory and outcomes.

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