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Vaccine Passports and Medical Paternalism

Blog8 hours ago

The world's regimes have long been devoted to regulating every aspect of "health" in accordance with what central planners want. The covid panic offered them an opportunity to greatly expand these powers.


America's Corporate Thought Police

11 hours agoFriday Philosophy
It is no surprise that the corporate media tends to showcase and honor experts whose views tend to reflect the views of media pundits and editors themselves. The idea that the public might prefer other experts leaves these pundits in dismay.

These European Countries Beat Poverty and Increased Wealth with Low Taxes and Low Regulation


Social democrats love to denounce low-tax, probusiness regimes as "neoliberal" and as places with more poverty. But the reality is that parts of Europe that embraced markets most reduced poverty while making their citizens richer. 

The Swiss National Bank's US Stocks: $150 Billion and Counting

05/14/2021Power & Market

The Swiss National Bank has been printing money to buy US stocks. It's problematic, to say the least, when the US's central bank does such things. It's no different when the Swiss do it. 

The Socialists Who Supported Free Trade

05/14/2021Power & Market

Marc-William Palen has published an interesting new article titled “Marx and Manchester: The Evolution of the Socialist International Free-Trade Tradition, c.1846-1946.”

The US Government Is On Track to Top Last Year's Record-Breaking Deficits


The deficit for the year is pushing $2 trillion. And we still have five months to go until the end of the fiscal year. Only during World War II were the deficits so huge in relation to GDP. Meanwhile, the Fed continues to print money to buy more Federal debt.

There's No Reprieve in Sight from the "Monetary Repression Tax"


There is nothing new in a fiat-money central bank imposing an effective tax on the public’s holdings of government debt by manipulating interest rates. But few thought it could go on this long. 

The Dystopian Future in Which Almost No One Owns a Car


Some advocates of self-driving cars argue that their adoption would mean that very few people would actually own a vehicle anymore. We'd all just rent rides on self-driving Uber cars. This would be a dream come true for advocates of lockdowns and stay-at-home orders. 

Covid Deaths Plummet as Excess Mortality Falls to Pre-Covid Levels


By mid March—when barely 12 percent of the population had been vaccinated—total excess mortality was back within 1 percent of 2019 levels. In other words, the number of deaths in the US is collapsing back to where it was before the official start of the pandemic. 



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