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The Problem of Security: Historicity of the State and "European Realism"

Political Theory

All societies require some sort of coercion to maintain order. But "the state" is a very specific and modern type of government institution which claims it can engage in criminal types of coercion with impunity. 

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The Fed Says It Stabilizes the Economy. I'm Skeptical.

U.S. History

Blog07/13/2021

The Fed says it "provides the nation with a safe, flexible and stable monetary and financial system." Can we all breathe easier now?

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The British Government Pushed back "Freedom Day" with No Explanation

Bureaucracy and RegulationPolitical Theory

Blog07/12/2021

For many, the covid era has been like a rollercoaster. But as the world seems to near the end of the ride, governments don't seem in a hurry to roll back their restrictions.

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This Is a Weak Jobs Recovery

Labor and Wages

Blog07/09/2021

The United States’s jobs recovery is extremely poor, especially if we consider the size of the monetary and fiscal stimulus and the spectacular upgrade to GDP estimates.

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The Electoral College as a Restraint on American Democracy: Its Evolution from Washington to Jackson

U.S. History

Blog07/08/2021

The growth of political parties and interest group politics, and the promotion of democracy as a fundamental principle of American government, all came as a result of the move to popular voting for president. 

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The Phillips Curve Myth

Money and Banks

Blog07/08/2021

Those analysts that insist on following the Phillips curve in order to ascertain the future course of the momentum of prices of goods are deceiving themselves.

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The Global Minimum Corporate Tax Exposes the G7's Hypocrisy

Global Economy

Blog07/03/2021

The G7's quest for a global minimum corporate tax has highlighted just how much the global elites can't stand what they see as private "monopolies," but also want more monopoly power for themselves. 

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