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The Ratification Debate: A Standing Army vs. the Militias


Benjamin Rush was indecent enough to let slip the admission that the Constitution was a national government that ultimately eliminated the states. The other Federalists knew that it was not polite to admit this in public.


Why Joe Biden Is Keeping the Cap on SALT Deductions


The SALT tax deduction allows state and local taxes—like property taxes—to be deducted from federal taxes. To cap it is to pave the way for the federal government to tax income twice.

Why the Regime's Regulatory Power Is a Standing Threat to America


Powerful federal politicians have many ways of expressing their displeasure with America's private sector, and this is partly why we so rarely hear any real criticism of the feds from corporate America.

Wages, Prices, and the Demand for Money: Keynes Got It All Wrong


When markets are mostly free, prices adjust freely and constantly to adapt to new realities. Yet Keynes failed to understand how market rigidities are caused by government intervention. He blamed markets instead.

The Fed Plans to Raise Interest Rates—Years from Now


The Fed isn’t here to take away the punch bowl anymore. The Fed is the punch bowl. 

Capitalism Isn't a Modern Invention. It's Medieval.

06/18/2021Friday Philosophy

Capitalism isn't unique to any particular group. People with the drive to save and invest have always existed; but the idea that this instinct was immoral had to be overcome for markets to flourish. 

Mortgage Companies Cash in on Pandemic Relief


“Mortgage companies have ramped up their purchases of government-backed mortgages in forbearance, and they are selling these loans back to investors at a profit.”

Biden Wants To Seize Control of Local Land-Use Regulations


Empowering state legislatures—or worse, the federal government—to abolish local regulations would be a grave mistake. 

Fed June Meeting: Misunderstanding Economics

06/18/2021Power & Market

This “smooth functioning” market explanation endorses the same proverbial green-light to all central bank interventions. If it wasn’t for the Fed, markets wouldn’t function properly, or at least that is the basis for all inflationist policies put forward by the Fed.



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