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Japan's Lasting Stagnation Is Hidden Behind Government Statistics

Global EconomyBusiness Cycles

Creative design of statistics cannot solve the persistent crisis. The core of the problem lies in a misguided economic policy that zombifies the Japanese economy and thus undermines prosperity.

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Juan de Mariana on Creating Money Out of Thin Air

Blog05/15/2019

When governments resort to unbacked fiat currency, a many-layered swindle lies hidden behind the appearance of a quick fix.

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James Comey and the Unending Bush Torture Scandal

Big GovernmentThe Police State

Blog10/13/2018

The vast regime of torture created by the Bush administration after the 9/11 attacks continues to haunt America.

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Jesus Would Have Voted Socialist, says Germany’s Left

Blog09/24/2018

Given that socialism is based primarily on theft and envy, it seems odd to claim that Jesus is a big fan of a socialist state.

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John Law and the Mississippi Bubble – 300 Years Later

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/08/2018

John Law's disastrous Mississippi Company bubble can still instruct us today.

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John Oliver is Wrong About Venezuela — It's a Socialist Country

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog05/30/2018

It takes a lot of verbal acrobatics to conclude that Venezuela's woes are not due to it's extensive implementation of the socialist program. 

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Japan Abandons the 2-Percent Inflation Standard

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/09/2018

Contrary to what the Keynesians will say, a stronger yen could be good for Japan. 

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James Comey’s Forgotten Rescue of Bush-Era Torture

Big GovernmentThe Police State

Blog05/01/2018

James Comey and his allies in the media are trying to whitewash his record on torture. 

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