The Economics Quarterly: October 2018

There are a lot of things that look good in the last few quarters, and growth remains solid, particularly if the 3.5% preliminary GDP growth rate holds through revisions, but there are still some nagging doubts that won't go away.

Vampire Slaying: America’s Tax Addiction

As it turns out, the Framers were right. Not being able to afford tyranny is a phenomenal way to ward off the monstrosity.

A Short Word: The Conservative Ethic

At the heart of the conservative ethic, we believe that the truth supersedes opinion, because of this we must also believe that our ideas and political positions are always subject to scrutiny.

But Isn’t Trump Worth It?

Should conservatives of conscience continue to oppose Donald Trump's crony corporatist presidency or, given what Donald Trump has allegedly accomplished over the last two years, accept his glaring character flaws and manifest corruption as simply the price of admission?

Debt, Deficits, and the American Way

So how do alleged proponents of "limited government" philosophy rectify our political ideology with the government as it exists today?

The End Of The Bad Old Days

While the economy continues to churn along even into 2018, well beyond what I had predicted, two recent events indicate that the gravy train may finally be coming to a long overdue halt.

Counterfeit Conservatism

Conservatism ... can be summed up in three basic values, each absolutely necessary to the philosophical framework: individualism, capitalism, and limited government.

Brett Kavanaugh Lied to America

If Brett Kavanaugh is really the best the Republicans have to offer, then there is absolutely no point in keeping the Republican Party around...

The Economy in Context: October 2018

The current administration's economy has only outperformed the average performance of the previous administration (post recession) eight months out of the last twenty-one months, or roughly one-third of the time.

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