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The Socioeconomic Costs of Roe v. Wade

John D. Mueller

Since the Supreme Court handed down its historic Roe decision in 1973, the debate about abortion has been conducted primarily…

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Jacques Rueff: Political Economist for the 21st Century?

John D. Mueller

My original plan, several months ago, was to do homage before the 20th century ended to the French economist Jacques…

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Nobel Prize Winner Robert A. Mundell: An Appreciation

John D. Mueller

In October, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics to Robert A. Mundell. The Nobel…

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The Answer to Three Puzzles

John D. Mueller

Liberal Democrats, Congressional Republicans, and Alan Greenspan often disagree with one another. But they have one thing in common; all…

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Summary of a New Study: Winners and Losers From "Privatizing" Social Security

John D. Mueller

Summary of A New Study on Winners and Losers from “Privatizing” Social Security Testimony submitted to the Social Security Subcommittee…

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A Flat Tax That is Good for Families, Not Just for Business

John D. Mueller

Exactly fifty years ago in the face of a huge budget surplus, a Republican Congress prevailed over the veto of…

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The Asian Bubble Trouble

John D. Mueller

  OUR GREAT DIFFICULTY IN UNDERSTANDING the Asian financial bubble and its implications for the United States is not that…

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Three New Papers on "Privatizing" Social Security, One Conclusion: Bad Idea

John D. Mueller

Three New Papers On “Privatizing” Social Security, One Conclusion: Bad Idea by John Mueller Senior Vice President & Chief Economist…

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Can Financial Assets Beat Social Security? Not in the Real World.

John D. Mueller

Can Financial Assets Beat Social Security? Not in the Real World. a report by John Mueller Senior Vice President &…

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If Economic Growth Falls to 1.4%, What Happens to the Stock Market?

John D. Mueller

If Economic Growth Falls to 1.4%, What Happens to the Stock Market? Answer: 1.5% Average Real Returns in the Next…

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The Economics of Pay-As-You Go Social Security, and the Economic Cost of Ending It.

John D. Mueller

The Economics of Pay-as-you-go Social Security, and the Economic Cost of Ending It a report by John Mueller Senior Vice…

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A Challenge to Conventional Labor-Market Wisdom; The "Wedge" versus "Social Wage" (Comment)

John D. Mueller

The findings of this study were highlighted in a July 1994 Financial Times piece by Samuel Brittan; click here to view…

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LBMC Report / May 2, 1994