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Matthew Tanous

Matthew Tanous is a professional software developer with an autodidactic interest in economics, history, philosophy, and science. He is a main contributor for the blog Disinthrallment.

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Why Social Media Takes a "Ban First, Ask Questions Later" Approach

Media and CultureMonopoly and Competition

Blog02/02/2021

As more people get censored or removed from the platform, more prominent voices seek out alternatives that are in the more early stages and don’t censor as heavily. Fragmentation starts to make the service less useful and interesting rather than being a source of affirmation and good feelings.

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GameStop, Market Distortions, and Manipulations

The FedFinancial Markets

Blog01/28/2021

With a sound money, none of these distortions would have been possible: the limitations of the currency itself would have forced an unwinding of excessive risk far before it could become a clash between major hedge funds and Reddit trolls.

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GDP, Free Trade, and Prosperity

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

07/29/2020Mises Media
GDP is not a useful measure of the material prosperity of a nation, and the way GDP is measured tends to hide the benefits of free trade.
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GDP, Free Trade, and Prosperity

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog07/23/2020

GDP is not a useful measure of the material prosperity of a nation, and the way GDP is measured tends to hide the benefits of free trade.

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Hyperinflation in Civil War China

07/09/2020Power & Market
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