Between June 2020 and and January 2022, used car prices, which had been stable or declining for 25 years, increased by nearly 60 percent. Since then, they have come down a bit, but remain quite elevated relative to June 2020. I remember when this spike occurred in part because there were so many stories published… Continue reading Why Did Used Car Prices Go Up So Much?
In the case challenging Biden’s student debt forgiveness plan, the Missouri Attorney General (MO AG) is suing on behalf of the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority (MOHELA). Insofar as most people believe that Biden’s plan is vulnerable on the legal merits, everyone is pinning their hopes on getting the case dismissed on the basis that… Continue reading Is MOHELA the State?
I’ve written twice before on the question of how much the Dobbs decision, which gave states the power to tighten abortion laws, has actually reduced abortion in the US (I, II). The upshot of those pieces was that it has not reduced abortion very much (~2.5%) because the vast majority of the US population lives… Continue reading Abortion Down By Less Than 3 Percent
Note: I have been informed that contrary to what Carter wrote and I believed, the German policy in question was neither a price control nor a price subsidy in the ordinary sense. Instead, it was effectively a lump sum cash grant to each energy consumer. I’ll keep the text below up so people can read… Continue reading Are Price Subsidies Price Controls?
In order to get more protein in my diet, I frequently consume Fairlife Nutrition Plan protein shakes. They have 150 calories, 30 grams of protein, and taste just like chocolate milk. It’s a great product, but, at the prices Fairlife charges for the shakes, demand regularly outstrips supply, making it quite difficult to actually find… Continue reading Fairlife Refuses to Inflate Prices