History of the Republican Party
American Economics

History of the Republican Party

The Republican Party is one of the two main political parties currently active in the United States. Founded by anti-slavery activists, economic modernizers, and liberal…

“The political economy of democratic transitions” Response
American Economics

“The political economy of democratic transitions” Response

In the article “The political economy of democratic transitions,” Stephen Haggard and Robert Kaufman explore the effects of socioeconomic factors on democracy. Since the early…

Ayn Rand: Capitalism and Objectivism Manifested in Atlas Shrugged
American Economics

Ayn Rand: Capitalism and Objectivism Manifested in Atlas Shrugged

One of the most significant political theories of the 20th Century is Ayn Rands Objectivism. Rand is known for promoting the philosophical idea of objectivism….

“FDR’s Folly” Book Review
American Economics

“FDR’s Folly” Book Review

Throughout the 2003 book FDR’s Folly: How Roosevelt and His New Deal Prolonged the Great Depression, Jim Powell argues that the policies of U.S. President…

“The Elusive Republic” Book Review
American Economics

“The Elusive Republic” Book Review

Throughout the 1980 book The Elusive Republic: Political Economy in Jeffersonian America, Drew McCoy attempts to explore the competing economic visions in the U.S. during…

The Minimum Wage Debate & its Economic Future
American Economics

The Minimum Wage Debate & its Economic Future

One of the most important aspects of the debate over economic policy is the effectiveness of the Minimum Wage and the prospects for its increase….

The Subprime Mortgage Crisis & its Economic Impact
American Economics

The Subprime Mortgage Crisis & its Economic Impact

A current economic issue facing the U.S. is the aftermath of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis. The Subprime Mortgage Crisis coincided with the late 2000s economic…