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Are you more rational than the market?

Note: This is post #96 in a weekly video series on basic economics. The stock market is prone to certain anomalies. There’s the Monday Effect (where stocks fall more on Mondays), the January Effect (which says that stocks surge higher in that month), and the Momentum Effect (where past stock performance predicts future performance, at least a bit). Continue Reading...

6 Quotes: Russell Kirk on virtue

This is the second in a series celebrating the work of Russell Kirk in honor of his 100th birthday this October. Read more from the series here. The Acton Institute was fortunate to have Russell Kirk serve in an advisory capacity from the founding of the institute up until the time of his death. Continue Reading...

7 Figures: Income and poverty in the U.S. (2017)

The U.S. Census Bureau released its latest report on income and poverty in the United States today. Here are seven figures from the report you should know: 1. Real median household income of all male workers increased 3.0 percent from 2016, while real median earnings for their female counterparts saw no statistically significant change between 2016 and 2017. Continue Reading...

Can you (or anyone) beat the stock market?

Note: This is post #94 in a weekly video series on basic economics. When even professional stock pickers are not able to consistently beat the market, you probably shouldn’t invest your life savings on the the hot stock tip from your brother-in-law. Continue Reading...

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