Prices and the Standard of Living

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg   By Bob Shapiro

Prices go up, and prices go down.

Winter clothes are in big demand this time of year (as we approach Thanksgiving), so you’ll pay top dollar. Fall clothes are just the opposite as we leave that season, and you’ll find highly discounted prices. Food prices rise and fall with the seasons, and prices for many other items also fluctuate with supply and demand.

That’s the way the Free Market works! As more of an item is demanded by consumers, the price will tend to rise (and vice versa). As more of a

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More Jobs Through Less Regulation and Bureaucracy

cropped-bob-shapiro.jpg   By Bob Shapiro

The US needs more jobs.

While the headline unemployment rate shows the rate mostly recovered from the depths of the most recent Recession, by adding back in people who have given up hope of finding a job, plus those working part-time but really wanting full-time jobs, it shows US unemployment around 23% – at Great Depression levels.

Unemployment - ShadowStats

New business start-ups are a major source of new jobs, as well as being

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