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Defining "Inflation" Correctly

InflationPricesProduction Theory

Blog1 hour ago

The real problem with inflation, properly understood is that it is essentially a wealth transfer away from the most productive parts of the economy. This causes bubbles and economic fragility.

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Do Lockdowns Work? Mounting Evidence Says No

Health

Blog05/20/2020

Most of the world's regimes enthusiastically destroyed their economies and consigned millions to destitution (and a rising tide of resulting health problems) in pursuit of a trendy and unproven theory. There's still not evidence that the lockdowns worked.

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Decades of Productivity Gains Have Made Our Debt Bomb Manageable (For Now)

InflationPricesProduction Theory

Blog05/02/2020

Although the money supply has greatly increased, accompanying growth in production has made it possible to keep the current system of immense debt increase going for a long time.

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Deregulation Is the Path to Increasing the Supply of Medical Services

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree Markets

If we're serious about increasing the capacity of our medical institutions, free trade and deregulation offer real solutions.

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Decentralization and Privatization Haven't Gone Far Enough in Coronavirus Testing

Bureaucracy and RegulationDecentralization and SecessionHealth

Blog04/16/2020

Federal regulation of medical tests and testing needs to be ended and left to the states. And then state authority must be broken up and decentralized even further.

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Danish State Plans to Pay the Salaries of Private Sector Workers

InflationLabor and WagesMoney and Banks

Blog04/13/2020

The Danish state believes that the nation can avoid economic collapse if the state pays private sector workers' salaries. This, it is thought, will allow private companies to avoid layoffs. But there's a downside.

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Did Native Peoples Live in Harmony with Nature? It's Complicated.

The EnvironmentPrivate Property

Blog04/10/2020

The popular notion that indigenous peoples residing in a precapitalist order are particularly skillful at managing the earth's resources is a myth.

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