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The Police State
If lockdowns now seem to be receding, it's because policymakers fear another round of lockdowns would be greeted with resistance rather than obedience.
"Politically there is nothing more advantageous for a government than an attack on property rights, for it is always an easy matter to incite the masses against the owners of land and capital."
Financial MarketsMonetary Policy
Our current position on debt seems to be akin to saying the only way to keep from drowning is pouring more water over the victim.
If governments really want to help former criminals get jobs, they should stop turning so many small-time offenses into crimes.
Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking
Politicians, who claim that a week in politics is the long term, fail to see any problem.
The EnvironmentGlobal Economy
It appears many Indians and Brazilians and Chinese are willing to risk the global warming for a chance at experiencing even a small piece of what wealthy first-world climate activists have been enjoying all their lives.
The FedMoney and BanksCapital and Interest Theory
Central banks’ economic models predict deeper negative rates are necessary in the event that a significant recession materializes. This would be a disaster.
EducationTaxes and Spending
Government spending on higher education is higher in the US than in Switzerland, Germany, or France. But colleges remain expensive here because they focus more on non-educational perks and extras.