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Inflation, War, and Oil: How Today's Crises Are Rehashing the 1970s

U.S. History

Blog05/19/2022

Persistently loose monetary policies always have negative growth and distributional effects that impair political stability. In extreme cases, there are civil wars and armed conflicts between countries.

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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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Inflation Up, Wages Down as Biden Passes the Buck to the Do-Nothing Fed

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Blog05/11/2022

With inflation still near forty-year highs, this is the thirteenth month in a row during which earnings have fallen behind price inflation.

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End Roe v. Wade: It's Time to Defederalize Abortion Policy

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Blog05/04/2022

The SCOTUS decision on abortion isn't really about the legality of abortion in America. It's all about how far you have to drive to get one. But many progressives can't stand that people have different values in different places. 

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1991: When America Tried to Keep Ukraine in the USSR

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Blog04/27/2022

In the final days of the Soviet Union, the Washington establishment was convinced nationalism was a greater threat than Soviet despotism. Thus, George Bush tried to prop up the USSR and prevent Ukrainian secession.

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Elon Musk Bought Twitter, and the Pundits Sure Are Mad

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Blog04/25/2022

Elon Musk just bought Twitter, and Twitter's most active users—a group composed largely of mainstream journalists—can't stand the idea that a social media platform might actually tolerate dissenting voices.

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New Covid Study Shows Lockdown-Heavy States Had Some of the Worst Health Results

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Blog04/14/2022

Among the states that performed the best during the pandemic were lockdown-light states like Utah and Florida. Among the states with the worst outcomes were lockdown-heavy California, New Mexico, New Jersey, and New York. 

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Hazlitt, Hayek and How the Fed Made Itself into the World’s Biggest Savings & Loan

U.S. History

Blog04/07/2022

It is most helpful to think of the Fed and the Treasury as one thing—one combined government-financing operation whose financial statements should be consolidated.

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In the Age of Covid, We're Reminded an Unjust Law Is No Law at All

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Blog02/16/2022

It is one thing to follow the law for prudential reasons and another thing entirely to assume the law brings with it some sort of moral imperative. Laws rarely do. 

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Anthony Fauci: Master of Medical Crony Capitalism

U.S. History

Blog02/14/2022

More than critiquing vaccines, this book exposes Anthony Fauci’s career as a case study in crony capitalism. The key players are the government regulatory agencies headed by Fauci.

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