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ADAM SMITH and DONALD TRUMP on TARIFFS

Media reports portray our Prez as a mad protectionist throwing tariffs like Zeus was supposed to throw thunderbolts. A Google search reinforces that. But a patient searcher may find that, as seems often the case with this President, the opposite … Continue reading

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Modern Economics Explained Simply

At one time, it was common for political leaders to use astrologers to help them form policy and of course, to be blamed for any related failures. A royal court astrologer was not unusual. But astrology fell out of style … Continue reading

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Economic History Seems To Lac Staying Power, For Some Reason …

The year 1776 still resonates with many Americans: The year of the Declaration of Independence. Fewer can recall the contents of the Declaration — a lot fewer these days –and very few can identify the publication of Adam Smith’s “The … Continue reading

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Government, Economics … And Hogwash!

My father and my professors all told me to deal with reality, so I am not an economist. They required that I was honest, so I am no politician. So I ended up writing about those from as real a … Continue reading

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