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The Fundamentals Point to Inflation That's Much More than "Transitory"

Money and Banks

Blog12/15/2021

The Fed may slow or eliminate new bond purchases but is not planning to sell. Meanwhile, producer prices have skyrocketed and Americans are consuming more but producing less. Get ready for entrenched price inflation.

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The Search for Yield Now Extends to Imaginary Land in the Metaverse

Financial Markets

Blog12/14/2021

“Rather than try to create a universe like Facebook, I said, ‘Why don’t we go in and buy the parcels of land in these metaverses, and then we can become the landlords?’”

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They'll Use the Welfare State to Get Compliance on Vaccine Mandates

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog12/13/2021

Regulatory powers have enabled government agencies to push vaccine mandates in new ways. But the welfare state also offers many ways to "encourage" compliance from nearly everyone. 

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The West Must Stop Trying To Expand NATO into Ukraine

War and Foreign Policy

Blog12/13/2021

The US and NATO must do as little as possible to contribute to the conflict in Ukraine. This especially includes continuing to arm Ukraine and insisting that it has a future in NATO.

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Those Pushing Monetary Stimulus Are Misled by Japan's Low Price Inflation

Money and Banks

Blog12/10/2021

Easy-money advocates who look to Japan as the model have not understood the fundamental reasons why inflation in Japan remained feeble during three decades of dismal economic performance.

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The Economy May Be Finally Peaking, and the Fed Won't Help Matters

Money and Banks

Blog12/09/2021

The huge amounts of monetary inflation of 2020 have indeed been translated into price inflation in 2021. Yet with the Fed now poised to slow things down, we might find asset inflation could suddenly go into reverse.

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Today's Tech Giants Aren't Really Monopolists

Blog12/06/2021

The definition of a monopoly (and therefore of competition) in traditional economic theory is arbitrary. And there are many reasons why big companies with little "competition" are beneficial.

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The DC Sniper Rampage: The Biggest Police Debacle of the Century?

U.S. History

Blog12/03/2021

The Washington area was traumatized for weeks by two dimwitted psychopaths who rode around brazenly shooting people from the trunk of their ancient Chevrolet. Sadly, law enforcement officials had apparently met their match.

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