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The Great Gatsby and the Fed

Booms and BustsMedia and CultureBusiness CyclesPolitical Theory

Blog02/17/2017
The “constant flicker” of American life described by Fitzgerald in his novel is no less than the artificial boom driven by the Fed during the 1920s.

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Week in Review: February 18, 2017

The FedFree MarketsInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog02/17/2017
The Fed has elected to keep kicking the can down the road.

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Democracy, the God That's Failing

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog02/17/2017
Jefferson and Hoppe were right about democracy, but it took Trump and Brexit to show the world how quickly elites abandon it when they don’t prevail.

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Michael Boldin: CalExit and Secession

Big GovernmentStrategyPolitical Theory

02/17/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Michael Boldin discuss the burgeoning CalExit movement and the Left's newfound appreciation for secession.

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Updating Robert Higgs's "Gross Domestic Private Product"

Booms and BustsTaxes and SpendingBusiness Cycles

Blog02/17/2017
Although once controversial, government purchases are now included in GDP measurements. But, it may be still useful to remove these purchases from GDP.

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Debt Isn't a Problem — Easy-Money Policies Are the Problem

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/16/2017
Debt can be a big factor in economic busts. But, the problem isn't debt. The problem is the easy-money policies behind the debt.

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