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Understanding Minimum Wage Mandates: Empirical Studies Aren't Enough

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesUnemployment

Blog02/09/2021

It is only through the increase in capital goods, i.e., through the enhancement and the expansion of the infrastructure, that labor can become more productive and earn a higher hourly wage. 

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Politics and Ideas

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog02/08/2021

In the United States, the two-party system of the old days is seemingly still preserved. But this is only a camouflage of the real situation. In fact, the political life of the United States is determined by the struggle and aspirations of pressure groups.

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The New Right Is All about the Left

Book Reviews

Blog02/08/2021

The clear religious nature of progressivism that emerges is clear. The Left has found that racism is the default setting of man, and a person “is able to escape that fallen state” only through their leftish repentance.

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The Burmese Mess Demonstrates the Incoherence of America's Crusades for Democracy

DemocracyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog02/08/2021

The Biden administration has threatened to intervene in Burma to defend "democracy" which really just means putting back into power a woman who is known to support ethnic cleansing. But she said nice things about "democracy," so she'll get the US's nod. 

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Germany's Inflation Tax and the Rising Cost of Living

Global EconomyInflationLabor and Wages

Blog02/06/2021

If we take the tax burden and asset price inflation into account, real incomes in Germany aren't doing nearly as well as the official data suggests. 

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Gold Could Offer a Way out of Switzerland's Failing Inflationist Experiment

Central BanksWorld HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog02/06/2021

The Swiss state should end antigold regulations, end negative interest rates, and return to zero rates on bank reserves. These are small steps on their own, perhaps, but would be progress away from the brewing mess that is the eurozone.

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How the American Revolution Turned North American Foreign Trade on Its Head

U.S. History

Blog02/05/2021

After peace came in 1783, the new republic faced a twofold economic adjustment: to peacetime from the artificial production and trade patterns during the war, and to a far different trading picture than had existed before the war.

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How the Progressives Conquered Corporate America

The Entrepreneur

Blog02/05/2021

The concern over concentrated influence of corporate special interests is valid, but not because corporate special interests will prevent economic regulation. The problem is corporate executives consistently agitate for more government control. 

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