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Business Formation Statistics: Getting to Know You

In thinking about the state of the economy, it could be useful to know if the number of new business start-ups is trending up or down.

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The Inflation Puzzle: Why Has it Moved So Little for 25 Years?

Sometimes the mystery is why something did not happen. The classic statement of this description is in the Arthur Conan Doyle story "Silver Blaze," in which Inspector Gregory asks Sherlock Holmes:

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Americans Don't See Economy as a Nation's Most Important Problem

The Gallup Poll regularly asks about what people see as America's most important problem. 

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The Prisoner's Dilemma: Celebrating its 70th Anniversary

The prisoners' dilemma game originated in 1950, and thus commemorates its 70th anniversary this year.

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Why are Men Detaching from the Labor Force?

Labor economists refer to "prime-age" men and women, by which they mean those in the 25-54 age group who are in the prime age group for working. But there is half-century trend that prime-age males are becoming less likely to be in the labor force. Nicholas Eberstadt discusses the subject in "Education and Men without Work" in the Winter 2020 issue of National Affairs. 

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US Bonds – 2030 Vision: A Decade in the Doldrums

·        US bond yields have been in secular decline since 1981 ·        Predictions of a bond bear-market have been premature for three decades ·        High indebtedness will see any inflationary yield surges quickly subdued

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Negative Rates & The Destruction Of Money: Sweden Ends Its Experiment

Negative rates are the destruction of money, an economic aberration based on the mistakes of many central banks and some of their economists who start from a wrong diagnosis: the idea that economic agents do not take more credit or invest more because they choose to save too much and therefore saving must be penalized to stimulate the economy. Excuse the bluntness, but it is a ludicrous idea.

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