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Industrialization and Free Trade Are the Way out of Poverty

Economic FreedomPovertyWorld History

Blog09/02/2020

Far from being a tool of "exploitation," industrialization and free trade are proven strategies to bring higher standards of living to the developing world.

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It's Time for a Geopolitical Reset

Blog08/28/2020

America's unipolar moment is over, and it's time to exercise restraint rather than indulge in endless fantasies about regime change and American-led "global democracy."

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In July, Money Supply Growth Hit a New High for the Fourth Month in a Row

Money Supply

Blog08/26/2020

During July 2020, year-over-year (YOY) growth in the money supply was at 36.9 percent. That's up from June's rate of 34.4 percent, and up from July 2019's rate of 2.21 percent.

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Inflation: This Time Is Different

Inflation

Blog07/18/2020

There's more saving and less spending. This would bring deflation, but there's a catch: we're making less stuff, which means more money chasing fewer goods.

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Inequality is Overstated—and Overrated

CapitalismPovertySocialism

Blog06/15/2020

Measures of wealth inequality overstate actual inequality in terms of the standard of living of wealthy people relative to the rest.

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It Seems That Everyone Who Isn't a Hard-Core Leftist Is a "Libertarian"

It seems that if you're mildly against the drug war and sky-high taxes, you're a "libertarian" to many left-wing commentators—even if you also support programs like "universal basic income" and renewable energy boondoggles.

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In Times of Crisis, We Need Freedom More Than Ever

Blog05/15/2020

Determining which businesses shall be open and how many people shall be allowed to gather is just another form of central planning. And central planning schemes have never ended well.

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In Defense of Landlords

CapitalismLabor and Wages

Blog05/04/2020

Landlords invest their stored labor—savings—at a risk and with the knowledge that they won't recoup it for some time. In creating or renovating rental properties, they aid those who can't store their labor yet—tenants and laborers.

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