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Military Generals Are Just Another Group of Self-Interested Technocrats

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/21/2020

In recent decades, active generals and retired generals have grown into a group of politically influential technocrats who are regularly feted in the media as incorruptible experts.

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Massive Stimulus Won't Prevent a Eurozone Slowdown

Booms and BustsCronyism and CorporatismMoney and Banks

Blog08/28/2020

Europe's path to long-term stagnation should serve as a reminder for the United States, again, of why it is not advisable to follow the eurozone policies. The results are invariably disastrous.

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Growth and Income Inequality in Africa

Cronyism and CorporatismPoverty

Blog08/19/2020

There are two kinds of inequality. One develops as societies innovate and become more productive. The other kind results from government corruption and intervention.

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Swamponomics: Trump's Fed Pick, a Kodak Moment, and GDP Misinformation

Cronyism and CorporatismThe FedFinancial Markets

Blog08/08/2020

Kodak's newly announced $765 million loan is just another case of DC picking winners and losers.

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Who Profits from Militarizing the Police?

Cronyism and CorporatismThe Police StateTaxes and Spending

Blog08/03/2020

As 20 million Americans fall into unemployment, no crisis is so big that anyone in Washington would think of cutting military spending, including dollars spent on military gear for cops.

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A Never-Ending Story of Bailouts, Moral Hazard, and Low Economic Growth

Cronyism and CorporatismU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog06/25/2020

The history of bailouts in the United States is a record of broken promises and growing moral hazard.

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Why the Central Bank "Bailout of Everything" Will Be a Disaster

Cronyism and CorporatismThe FedMoney and Banks

Blog06/24/2020

The largest fiscal and monetary support plan since WW II has been instigated with two dangerous collateral effects: the rise of zombie companies and the collapse of small businesses and startups.

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Why the European Recovery Plan Will Likely Fail

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismWorld History

Blog06/16/2020

The problem of the European Union has never been a lack of monetary and fiscal stimulus, but rather an excess of these. This has failed to produce real growth, and now we're getting more of the same, but even bigger.

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How Governments Broke the Oil Market

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismGlobal Economy

Blog05/05/2020

The oil industry became one of the main areas of malinvestment in the years of massive liquidity and low yields. This perpetuated excess capacity and kept inefficient companies unnecessarily alive.

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The Chinese Regime Has Made China's Woes Much Worse

Cronyism and CorporatismHealthSocialism

Blog03/21/2020

Whether we're talking public health or economic growth, the Chinese regime's love of intervention and centralization has led to one crisis after another.

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