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Trump’s Budget: Radical Change or More of the Same?

U.S. Economy

Blog06/05/2017
Trump’s budget does eliminate some unnecessary and unconstitutional programs, but it largely leaves the welfare-warfare state intact.
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The Drug War: Will the Trump Administration OD on Authoritarianism?

Big GovernmentLegal System

Blog05/22/2017
Jeff Sessions has a history of fanatical devotion to the drug war, but his stance is at odds with the reality of the drug war’s failure.
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The Fed Will Likely Chicken Out on Planned Rate Hikes

Blog05/02/2017
Either the boom goes on, and interest rates continue to remain at very low levels. Or interest rates move back to normal, and the boom turns into bust.
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The Federal Reserve Is, and Always Has Been, Politicized

The Fed

04/17/2017Mises Wire
The Fed has long claimed it is independent of politics. This, however, has always been a claim based on pure fantasy.
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The Next Step in Europe's Negative-Interest-Rate Experiment

Money and Banking

Blog04/05/2017
The ECB is likely to relent on negative rates. But it will then turn to buying bonds and monetizing the debt to keep the easy money flowing.
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The Syrian People Should Decide For Themselves

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog04/03/2017
What gives any country the right to determine who rules someone else?
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The Government Spies on All of Us — So Why Not Spy on Trump?

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog03/27/2017
Unfortunately, Trump is unlikely to draw the right conclusions from the controversy over the wiretapping of his campaign.
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The Fed’s Half-Hearted Attempt at Monetary Tightening

The Fed

03/20/2017Mises Wire
The Fed will do whatever is needed to prevent the debt pyramid from collapsing. That includes keeping interest rates at extraordinarily low levels.
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