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Is the Fed Trying to Bail Out the World? Sure Looks Like It

Central BanksThe FedFinancial MarketsMonetary PolicyMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

Like the arsonist who then heroically fights the fire he set, the Fed is increasing its efforts to bail out banks both at home and abroad. This does not end well.

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It Turns Out That Hundreds of Banks Are at Risk

The FedFinancial MarketsMonetary PolicyMoney and BanksU.S. Economy


Federal authorities want us to believe that by bailing out Silicon Valley Bank, they have prevented a financial crisis. Instead, we will have a crisis with bailouts.

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Influencers and Subjective Value: They Have Something to Teach Us

Free MarketsMedia and CultureSubjectivism


The latest from the world of social media is the role of "influencers." There is a perfectly good economic explanation for their popularity.

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Is the Silicon Valley Bank's Failure Another "Canary in the Coal Mine"?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking


The FDIC's takeover of Silicon Valley Bank should make us take a hard look at the damage the Federal Reserve has done. Will other banks face the same fate?

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Ivy League Law Schools and the Slow Death of the Meritocracy



In the name of "equity," the two most prestigious law schools in the country are changing the rules of admission and more.

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Is Democracy under Attack in Canada? No, but It Should Be

Cronyism and CorporatismDemocracyProgressivism


Canadian political, academic, and media elites "worry" that democracy in that country may be under attack. Actually, democracy works all too well there.

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It's Too Early to Tell If We're in a Period of Real Disinflation

Central BanksFinancial MarketsInflation


Considering the bond yields have only risen slightly, and that monetary overhang from covid is still huge, it’s difficult to be remotely confident that monetary conditions have been tight.

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Imperialist Nonsense: The US Takeover of the Philippines

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History


Robert Kagan believes that the US takeover of the Philippines was justified to "protect" that nation from predatory European powers. David Gordon emphatically dissents.

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