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Debt-Fueled Demand and Oil Price Inflation Brings Airfares Roaring Back

U.S. Economy

Blog06/03/2022

Airfares may surge 40 percent or more in 2022. This could be the biggest price increase in many decades. 

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Freedom and Sound Money: Two Sides of a Coin

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog05/16/2022

It is impossible to grasp the idea of sound money without realizing that it was devised to protect civil liberties against state despotism.

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Baby Formula: Thank Protectionists and the FDA for the Shortage

U.S. Economy

Blog05/13/2022

With the shortage have come the usual half-baked bromides about "evil corporations" and how they aren't regulated enough. The real fault lies with welfare statists, Trump-style protectionists, and the FDA. 

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Disney's Special District Is Not a "City-State" or "Private City"

U.S. Economy

Blog05/02/2022

One will occasionally hear from a libertarian activist that Disney World is some sort of model for totally private governance. This is a huge exaggeration of the reality.  

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Disney's Corporate Welfare Is Modern Mercantilism

U.S. Economy

Blog04/22/2022

Disney's special legal status in Florida is reminiscent of the mercantilist corporations of old. They were granted favors at the expense of ordinary businesses who did not enjoy the favor of state officials. 

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Destroying America to "Save" It? Biden's Nihilistic Destruction of the Energy Industry

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe EnvironmentU.S. Economy

Blog04/05/2022

The Biden administration in its desire to "save" the planet from climate change has decided to destroy one of this country's most productive and important industries in the process, putting the US economy itself in jeopardy.

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Why It's Looking More like the 1970s than the 1950s.

U.S. EconomyWorld History

Blog04/04/2022

It is theoretically possible that through huge gains in productivity, the US could escape inflation and stave off a recession. But don’t count on it.

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Money Supply Growth Heads Back Up: February Growth Up to 7 Percent

U.S. Economy

Blog04/01/2022

During February 2022, year-over-year (YOY) growth in the money supply was at 7.1 percent. That's up from January's rate of 6.8 percent, and down from the February 2021 rate of 39.1 percent. Growth peaked in February 2021.

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The Return of the Austrians

Money and BanksU.S. Economy

Blog03/28/2022

In contrast to the Keynesians and Friedmanites, Rothbard showed how Austrian economists can understand the stagflation phenomenon through price theory and capital theory. Interest rates must be raised in order to flush out malinvestments.

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Why Employment Is Not the Key to Economic Growth

U.S. Economy

Blog02/08/2022

A reduction in unemployment is not the key factor for economic growth. Rather, it is saving that is instrumental in the expansion and the enhancement of the production structure.

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