Created by James Caton |

Many are surprised to learn that famed central banker Alan Greenspan has been a longtime supporter of the gold standard. But the record is clear. Greenspan published an essay in support of a gold…

Created by Raymond March |

In October, large portions of the United States began experiencing rapid increases in new Covid-19 cases. Many European countries have experienced a similar surge in cases, even after being devastated…

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Listen the next time you hear a political debate. Pay attention to the partisanship in Washington. If you listen carefully, you will find that all of our “hot button topics” have been subverted to…

Created by Isaac Dubovoy |

Where does your retirement money come from? For most people, the answer is through a 401(k). However, some North Dakotans rely on pension plans funded by their employer. Rural and urban areas alike…

Created by James Caton |

Markets are not convinced that the Federal Reserve will live up to its new average inflation target. Expected annual inflation is around 1.8%, depending on the measure employed. An expected inflation…

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With the 2020 Presidential Election looming ever closer, voters must decide between republican President Donald Trump and democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. These two candidate appear to…

Created by Veeshan Rayamajhee and Pablo Paniagua |

Following the work of Paul Samuelson, many economists have assumed that whenever markets struggle to provide certain public goods and services, the state should aid their production. This simplistic…

One of the great challenges in doing empirical research is trying to determine what might have happened under different circumstances.

Take the question of whether or not legalizing recreational…

Created by Raymond March |

In a surprising memo released last month by Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, federal agencies under the umbrella of his department are now prohibited from passing additional…

Created by Raymond March |

As Covid-19 began to spread through the United States in February, many feared hospitals would become overwhelmed with infected patients. To meet the demands a global pandemic places on our healthcare…

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