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The Fed Cannot Go Bankrupt; However, It Can Bankrupt the Country

The FedInflationU.S. Economy

Blog07/13/2022

The Keynesians running our economic life may be reassured that the Fed cannot fail in a technical sense, but the public should be appalled.

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Economic Winter Has Arrived

The FedInflationU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles

Blog06/28/2022

The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates and we know what follows, given there has been more than a decade of malinvestments building up: severe recession.

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In Defense of Defaulting on the National Debt

Cronyism and CorporatismThe FedU.S. Economy

Blog06/20/2022

Conventional wisdom says a country should manage its debts, but what if debt has become uncontrollable?

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The Great Crash of 2022

The FedInflationU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles

Anyone who doubts whether we are in a recession can stop doubting. The Fed's reverse repos show that we're headed for a crash.

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For Presidents, Unpopularity Is a Simple PR Problem. Biden Is No Exception

AntipoliticsEconomic PolicyU.S. Economy

Blog06/16/2022

The Biden administration, stung by low poll numbers, insists that the president is receiving unfair PR, which is hiding the "truth" about Biden's many accomplishments.

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Are Today's Homeownership Rates Sustainable?

U.S. Economy

Blog06/08/2022

Skyrocketing asset prices are great for hedge fund managers and Wall Street types, but they increasingly drive ordinary people into unsustainably large amounts of debt.

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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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