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Money: How Its Past Predicts Its Future

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/09/2019

Hayek was right when he said if we want to maintain a free society, we have to take the money monopoly away from the government. 

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Murray Rothbard RIP

Biographies

Blog01/07/2019

Today is the 24th anniversary of Murray Rothbard's death. Rothbard had a consistent vision of the good society throughout his long career.

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Microtransactions and Loot Boxes: Can the Video Game Industry Regulate Itself?

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismMedia and Culture

Blog01/04/2019

One thing is certain: if the game industry can't placate consumers and regulators, it won't remain independent for long.

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Money-Supply Growth Falls to 9-Month Low as Mortgage Rates Rise

Money Supply

Blog12/20/2018

In November, year-over-year growth in the money supply was at 3.48 percent. That was down from October's growth rate of 3.7 percent, but was up from November 2017's rate of 2.6 percent.

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Medicare for All: Administrative Costs Are Much Higher than You Think

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog12/04/2018

Those pushing Medicare for All rely on the presumption that it will generate huge administrative efficiencies. But they greatly underestimate the program's real administrative cost.

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Mises Predicted the "Meat Tax"

Blog11/21/2018

The prohibitionist impulse is widespread among politicians, whether it involves alcohol, drugs, sugar or meat.

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Money-Supply Growth Falls to 8-Month Low as Mortgage Rates Rise

Money Supply

Blog11/19/2018

Money supply growth slowed in October, falling to the lowest rate recorded since February of this year.

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More than Half of America Gets More in Welfare than it Pays in Taxes

Taxes and Spending

Blog10/24/2018

A big chunk of the voting population relies on taxpayer-funded benefits to pad their incomes. The effects on voting and public policy can't be ignored.

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