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What If the Fed Did Nothing?

Blog4 hours ago

As with current Fed policy, there would be both winners and losers if the Fed did nothing. Either way, there will be pain, but without the Fed we'd actually build the foundation for a more sound and lasting economic system.

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What Would Rothbard Say About the COVID-19 Panic?

Blog03/30/2020

No matter what the situation, no one has the right to compel someone to act for another's benefit, and that includes forced quarantines, business closures, and expropriations of medical equipment in the name of "public health."

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Why "Social" Entrepreneurship Is No Substitute for "Market" Entrepreneurship

EntrepreneurshipPricesValue and Exchange

Blog03/14/2020

Market entrepreneurship is what generates net value in society, whereas social entrepreneurship is primarily the use of that value. 

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When It Comes to Raw Power, Few Have More of It Than Central Bankers

Media and CultureSocialismValue and Exchange

Blog02/22/2020

Anticapitalists often complain that people with more money exercise power over people with less money. Yet these same people seem oddly untroubled by the fact that central bankers can manipulate the money supply at any time to enrich themselves at everyone else's expense.

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What Will It Take to Get the Public to Embrace Sound Money?

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/16/2020

If the small sample size of monetary history is any guide, the combination of asset market crashes and high goods inflation empowers sound money forces in the political arena. At the moment, neither of those factors are in play.

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Why the US Wants to Lower Germans' Real Wages

Blog01/03/2020

The US government has placed sanctions on those who are building a natural gas pipeline from Russia to Europe.

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What Is Capital?

Capital and Interest Theory

In order to expand production and increase productivity — and thus increase the standard of living — it is necessary to use capital. And so it makes sense to pay interest on capital lent, so as to encourage the maintenance and production of capital for the future.

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Why So Many Scholars Are Wrong About Consumer Psychology

EntrepreneurshipOther Schools of ThoughtValue and Exchange

Blog12/19/2019

The idea that people are driven by fear of losses more than they are by the potential for gain has attained a sort of dogmatic adherence among behavioral economists. But there's a problem: the theory isn't true.

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