65. Costly Crises: Energy, Inflation, and Property Taxes
In this newsletter, I provide info on the energy and inflation crises, Biden's irresponsible budget, skyrocketing property taxes, stagflation, poverty relief reforms, and more.
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Personal take: It’s been a bit since my last newsletter. As you’d likely expect, it’s been a rough few weeks as we await our third child and my mom continues to battle the end-stage liver disease. Our baby girl should be here on Wednesday! We’re very excited. My mom is home now after five weeks at a facility and is resting comfortably. We don’t know how much time we have with her left, but we are believing that God has His hands over the situation so there’s no reason to fret. I appreciate the prayers and support. Providing this information is one of the ways that I hope a personal touch to my newsletter is something that keeps us connected compared with other available newsletters (along with the hopefully insightful information below).
Hot take: I had my first interview on a major news network. This was on the Evening Edit on Fox Business. I am thankful for the opportunity and hope to have many more. Please watch and share.
Economists get into economics for different reasons.
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TEXAS & OTHER STATES ECONOMIES AND POLICIES
Red states, including Texas, are leading the way. Read my latest TX Brief.
The time is now for poverty relief! Here’s the roadmap to get it started.
Independent efficiency audits help reveal needed government reforms.
Success sequence provides an incomplete path, but we help complete it.
Plenty of surplus taxpayer money to be returned in Texas.
Listen to my interview on how we get poverty all wrong.
Let’s eliminate maintenance and operations property taxes in Texas.
Gas tax holidays are a BAD idea. Read my research on oil and gas prices.
This roadblock to prosperity should be removed.
Texas is leading the way in personal income growth.
U.S. ECONOMY AND POLICIES
U.S. economy has been improving but my latest U.S. brief explains weaknesses.
What’s up with inflation? Read my commentary on it.
Americans aren’t happy about the economy despite White House claims.
Indications of stagflation and/or recession are flashing.
Here’s a good overview of the cause and solution for inflation.
Biden’s FY23 budget is irresponsible and must be rejected. Listen why.
My take on Biden’s irresponsible budget. Need a Responsible American Budget.
We need more capitalism!
Good recap of the Conservative Budgeting Workshop by Dan Mitchell.
Check this out on social media censorship…
Latest info: TX DSHS Covid-related data here. The first 2 major waves had restrictions in place. Gov. Greg Abbott lifted state restrictions on Mar. 10, 2021, and blocked local restrictions on May 21, 2021. No need for government-mandated masks, vaccines, or shutdowns. Wave #4 (2021 Winter 2 Wave) is over. Latest tweet.
Took long enough to do this in Austin, Texas.
Read my thread on a recap of the last two years.
From the GOAT. Good piece by FEE here on Friedman who would’ve turned 110.
My prayers this week are focused on this Bible verse, which I’ve needed lately.
Thank you for reading and sharing this newsletter. I pray that we continue to have trust in the Lord who can light our path. Many blessings to you and yours!
Overview of the Let People Prosper newsletter: We believe that an inclusive institutional framework with individual liberty, strong families, robust civil society, competitive capitalism, and a constitutional republic best supports abundant opportunities to relieve poverty and let people prosper. This prosperity isn’t just material but spiritual, psychological, etc. that satisfies human desires. Given this understanding and my experience and research as a free-market economist, I provide trusted views on economies and policies across America, especially Texas where I reside, and the COVID-19 situation.
Vance Ginn, Ph.D. | www.vanceginn.com | #LetPeopleProsper