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Welcome to a New Chapter in the Latest Boom-Bust Cycle

Money and Banks

Blog12/21/2021

The Fed admits inflation is a problem, so now begins the search to find a fix that doesn't involve a recession or anything else that might allow the economy to heal its malinvestments.

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Who Will Inflate Faster? Europe or the Fed?

Money and Banks

Blog12/18/2021

The demand for money is key in exchange rates and a major factor in the exchange rate is the relative change in the growth of respective money supplies. 

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Why "Macro" Thinking in Economics Is Such a Problem

Socialism

Blog12/18/2021

The knowledge of government planners is much overrated. Instead, we must "trust no man beyond his infinitesimal area of competence; hold him to the very little he knows."

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When Fiat Currency Stops Being Money

Money and Banks

Blog12/04/2021

If the private sector does not accept a currency as a general means of payment and a store of value, the currency becomes worthless and ceases to be money. Ultimately, it becomes useless paper.

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We've Only Just Begun to See the Benefits of the New Surge in Homeschooling

Blog12/01/2021

For decades, countless parents have been on autopilot when it comes to letting the state manage their child's education. But over the past two years, millions of parents have begun to take control.

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We're All Talking about Inflation, but Deflation May Also Be on the Way

Money and Banks

Blog11/30/2021

When prices fall as a result of rising wealth that's good news. But deflation is also good news when it follows the bursting of a financial bubble caused by money creation.

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Why Don’t Police Unions Protect Whistleblowers?

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

It is clear that there are situations in which the unions’ interests diverge from the public’s interest in transparency and good policing. But the unions’ interests also often diverge from the interests of individual members.

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With Low Vaccination Rates, Africa's Covid Deaths Remain Far below Europe and the US

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog11/23/2021

“Africa doesn’t have the vaccines and the resources to fight COVID-19 that they have in Europe and the U.S., but somehow they seem to be doing better.”

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