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Discussing Illegal Activities in GDP: Drugs, Prostitution, Gambling

The current international standards for how a country should compute its GDP suggest that illegal activities should be included.

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Europe Will Not Benefit From an Inflation Spike

Inflationists are happy with the current economic forecasts. 

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The Minimum Wage Controversy

Why has the economic research of the last few decades had a hard time getting a firm handle on the the effects of minimum wages?

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Debunking The Myth Of The Savings Glut

Many economists point out to the “abnormal” rise in savings as a bullish signal that will drive a stronger recovery and a consumption boom.

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Rural Poverty in the 21st Century

Rural poverty is often overlooked.

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What Gets Counted When Measuring US Tax Progressivity

The "progressivity"  of a tax refers to whether those with higher incomes pay a higher share of income in taxes than those with lower incomes. The federal income tax is progressive in this sense. 

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Post Covid-19: The World Faces a Risk of a Lost Decade

Our world cannot afford a lost decade after the Covid-19 pandemic.