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The New Canadian Despotism

Big GovernmentEconomic FreedomThe Police State

Blog03/01/2022

By invoking the Emergencies Act, Trudeau has engaged in conduct better suited to authoritarian despots.

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The Steep Cost of Sanctions for Europe and Russia

War and Foreign Policy

Blog02/21/2022

The Ukraine crisis arrives in the middle of an evident slowdown of the largest economies after the placebo effect of massive stimulus plans has already worn off.

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The European Central Bank Is Trapped Like the Fed

Money and Banks

Blog02/19/2022

Like America's central bank, the European Central Bank can't let interest rates rise without facing some big negative repercussions.

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The Avocado Ban Shows the High Cost of Nontariff Protectionism

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog02/18/2022

This week's avocado ban—and the behind-the-scenes regulatory regime governing avocado imports—reminds us that there is no such thing as free trade between the US and Mexico.

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The New Antieconomics

Big GovernmentEconomic Freedom

Blog02/16/2022

Economics starts and ends with scarcity, an inescapable reality of human existence. Antieconomics, personified today by MMT, starts with abundance and works backward. 

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The Covid Panic Brought Even More Economic Zombification

Global Economy

Zombie companies, which were already a problem in 2019, have not only not been killed off but have multiplied. The zombie apocalypse could be closer than we imagine.

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The War Party Wants a New Cold War, and the Money That Comes with It

World History

Blog02/12/2022

The new cold warriors are gaslighting the public on military spending, claiming spending isn't "keeping up." They want hundreds of billions in new taxpayer dollars. 

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This Is How the Progressives Will Write the History of Covid

World History

Blog02/12/2022

Progressives will write the history of covid to hide the mistakes of progressive "experts" and to distance themselves from disastrous or pointless policies. They've done it before. 

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