- Feb 2021
21st Century Economics (USA)
Economic Theory of a Market Economy, Characteristics, Pros, and Cons
Americans and the World believe or want to believe that the United States is built upon a Market Economy.
Historical context validates a classic Market Economy theory as directed by our Founding Fathers and Constitution. We clearly do not have a pure Market Economy today (2021).
- To Big to Fail - (Bailouts)
- Farm Subsidies
- Political Influence (money, lobbying, tenure)
- Government Agencies
- Military/Industrial Complex
- Federal Reserve (Central Banking)
- Social Security
Most Americans lump (through education) the concept of economics and government together, into 3 basic categories; Capitalism, Socialism and Communism.
The U.S. is a Capitalist Nation with a corresponding market economy.
Is this statement Fact or Hypothesis ?
Can we still rely on textbook economic models in the 21st Century?
- Sep 2020
Fischer, Sean, Kokil Jaidka, and Yphtach Lelkes. ‘Auditing Local News Presence on Google News’. Nature Human Behaviour, 21 September 2020, 1–9. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-020-00954-0.
- Jul 2019
Statewide home values climbed 14 percent over the past year, nearly double the growth rate of U.S. home rates at 8 percent, according to real estate website Zillow. Utah’s household income is rising at 0.4 percent annually, while housing prices are increasing much faster at 3.3 percent, according to the University of Utah’s Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
Surge in demand leads to competition. Prices remain soaring high while income growth falls far behind.