This article analyzes the issues of poverty and prosperity, in the light of ideological divide between Capitalism and Socialism. Provides a broad and deep, logical and historical context. Compares free market solutions with collectivist ideals.
This article analyzes the rapid fall in value of Russian currency, Ruble, in the light of recent, deep fall in oil prices. Discusses the issue in terms of global economics. Explains, why better global cooperation in trade and less confrontation is better for the well-being of everyone.
This article analyzes the adverse social and economic effects of big government. Shows, how the increasing authority of big government leads to corruption, cronyism and tyranny. Points out to the fact that a big government must tax to death to fund its ever growing operations and needs.
This article analyzes the benefits of friendship and cooperation, in the light of recent developments between U.S. and Cuba. Highlights the human cost of embargoes, sanctions and trade barriers. Discusses the need for tariffs and barriers free, global trade.
This article analyzes the effects of Keynesian and monetary policies on economic recovery process, in the light of current dismal, slow and prolonged recovery. Highlights the negative effects of market interventions before and after the crash.
This article provides a retrospective view of ongoing dismal recovery from 2007-2008 great recession, and compares it with alternative free markets, no intervention scenario. Highlights the adverse effects of artificial inflation maintained by liberal fiscal and monetary policies. Shows, why deflation is absolutely necessary for a quick and strong recovery from crash, in the times of crises. Discusses in details, the natural market correction mechanisms in free market Capitalism.
This article analyzes the economic, business and consumer damages caused by protectionism in United States, in the light of current AD duties placed on Chinese imports. Sharply criticizes the the AD duties option in WTO charter, non-market economy, NME, status of China and its abuse mostly by U.S. and other major developed western economies. Highlights the fact that China is not even a non-market economy, anymore.
This article analyzes the efficacy of a freedom based economic system versus government and laws in creating jobs and prosperity. Provides a wide and deep historical perspective. Highlights Obamacare and minimum wage laws. Explains, why free economic activity is far superior than childish protection and welfare laws. Exposes the damaging effects of government regulations on job markets. Cites examples from international markets.
This article analyzes the links between business, cost of production, consumer, prices, wages, unemployment and government regulations in the light of currently hot discussion on minimum wages, going on big media, political and government circles and in between economists. Provides the economic and political perspectives. Highlights the real issues and explains why those are being overlooked by big media and politicians.
This article analyzes the issue of ever increasing militarization of U.S. law enforcement agencies, in the light of current incidents. Provides a detailed constitutional and historical perspective. Brings into focus the never ending, costly, useless and baseless domestic and foreign wars. Sheds light on unfortunate fact that U.S. government wants to solve every real and perceived problem with a new war.
This article analyzes the issues related to Social Security Insolvency, recently brought into focus by trustees’ report. Highlights the fact that only viable, affordable and long term solution is to provide Americans with choices to continue with the system, invest in alternative private portfolios or to take charge of their own destiny and completely opt out the system. This tough solution will end the continuation of failed system.
This article compares the government based and free market based solutions for current environmental crisis. Explains that regulatory solutions are unnatural, sudden, expensive, hard to accommodate, and are based on trickle up economy, supported by rich and powerful lobbies in Washington. On the other hand, free market based solutions are natural, inexpensive, slow and adjustable with not cost to tax payers and no lobbying required.
This article analyzes the issues attached to international and regional trade agreements, in the light of proposed trans-Atlantic and trans-Pacific trade and investment agreements, being negotiated, recently. Provides a broader and deeper historical perspective. Discusses the Economics and finances of trade. Highlights its effects on job creation, quality of products and services, creativity, innovation, standards of living and prices.
This article analyzes the right of federal government to provide subsidies under Obamacare law, in the light of recent federal appeals court decisions. Highlights the disasters caused by this very poorly thought and written law. Brings into focus a more comprehensive and wider perspective. Tries to find real solutions to the problems and issues. Compares free market solutions with solutions provided by government.
This article analyzes the current situation in Crimea, in the light of recent tragic event of shooting down of Malaysian passenger airliner. Views this evolving and rapidly growing conflict in broader international and historical perspective. Brings into focus the enormity and associated dangers in conflict. Explains why U.S. and other Western countries must stay out of this issue. Highlights all aspects of problem.
This article analyzes the socio-economic cost of war on drugs. Highlights its impact on young individuals, and their education and careers. Brings into focus the broken and dysfunctional families, destroyed communities, adversely affected economies, corrupt government officials, law enforcement and judiciary. Explains, why war on drugs is helping related criminal enterprise to grow in size, wealth and power.
This article analyzes the conflicts of interest between consumers, providers, health insurance companies, employers and government, in the light of current controversies under newly enforced government mandates. Highlights the real causes of rising healthcare costs and solutions for those. Provides a historical perspective. Explores the effects on individual rights and choices. Explains why the benefits and services like healthcare should not be tied to employment.
This article analyzes the dilemma of continuously falling and pathetic standards in our public school systems. Covers all the aspects, important factors and popular arguments on rational bases. Compares public education system with privatized education system. Shows, how a privatized school system can automatically take care of all the grievances with current public school systems. Addresses the cost affordability issues, too.
This article analyzes the the most commonly used economic indicators and compares those with more efficient alternatives. Discusses the scope and range of indicators like GDP (Gross Domestic Product) and GDE (Gross Domestic Expenditures). Shows why GDE is a better economic indicator than GDP. Brings into focus the other hazards attached to GDP like Keynesian crepe and big government spendings.
This article analyzes the effects of restrictions and regulation imposed on the movement and mobility of individuals, goods and services. The most basic and common excuses given by governments, in the favor of these regulations are, protectionism and security. Highlights the fact that these regulations neither protect nor secure. These actually destroy the individual freedoms, economies, social fabric, peaceful societies, and ethics and morals.