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How Government Intervention Triggers Depressions

Business CyclesMoney SupplyProduction Theory

Blog05/21/2020

Thanks to past interventions, the economy is now rife with malinvestments and prices that don't reflect real demand. The solution is to allow deflation and other types of painful readjustment. Otherwise true growth will elude us.

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Let's Hope Deflation Is Headed Our Way

InflationMonetary PolicyProduction Theory

Blog05/20/2020

Central banks have decided that one of their main missions is to prevent deflation. But this only ends up causing the malinvestments that lead to economic busts.

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Money Velocity and Prices

Production TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog05/09/2020

Prices and purchasing power are determined by how individual consumers value goods and services. The "velocity of money" won't help us understand prices or the money supply.

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The COVID Stimulus is the Government’s Latest Rejection of Say’s Law

Monetary PolicyProduction Theory

Blog05/08/2020

No matter what levers are pulled by the fiscal and monetary authorities, stones will not be turned into bread.

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Decades of Productivity Gains Have Made Our Debt Bomb Manageable (For Now)

InflationPricesProduction Theory

Blog05/02/2020

Although the money supply has greatly increased, accompanying growth in production has made it possible to keep the current system of immense debt increase going for a long time.

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How Keynesian Ideas Weaken Economic Fundamentals

Other Schools of ThoughtProduction TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog02/03/2020

There is productive consumption and there is non-productive consumption. In the Keynesian mind, it's not necessary to produce anything, so long as people spend and consume endlessly, even to the point of destroying real wealth.

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Paleolithic People Were Not Primitive Communists

SocialismProduction Theory

Blog10/10/2019

Assuming that some groups of foragers indeed practiced "primitive communism," they would have died out because they had lost the fierce competition with the more economically viable "libertarian" tribes. Communism has never appeared spontaneously and "naturally" in the history of mankind.

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What Is Economic Growth? (And What Is It Not?)

EntrepreneurshipProduction TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog12/13/2018

Many seem to mistakenly think that economic growth has to do with GDP or producing stuff. It does not.

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Capitalism Means Less Waste — Because More Waste Means Less Profit

The EnvironmentProduction TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog11/17/2018

The concept of "productive complements" shows us how capitalists have long sought to make as much use as they can of every part of the materials they use to make goods.

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How Capitalists Created a "War on Waste"

Production TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog11/08/2018

Private entrepreneurs have solved many environmental problems by finding ways to turn garbage into something people were willing to pay for.

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