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The Great Reset VII: Capitalism for the Rich and Socialism for the Poor

Cronyism and CorporatismGlobal EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog04/20/2022

Michael Rectenwald takes on the progressive canard of "socialism for the rich, capitalism for the poor," in which the government protects the wealthy but throws everyone else to the tender mercies of rapacious capitalism.

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To Fight Russia, Europe's Regimes Risk Impoverishment and Recession for Europe

Global Economy

Blog04/19/2022

Politicians have become accustomed to conjuring whatever they want through the “miracle” of printing money. But in the real world, it’s still necessary to produce oil and gas through actual physical production. 

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If We Ride the Cantillon Wave, We Should Remember That We'll Crash with It Too

Booms and BustsInflationCantillonMoney and Banking

Blog04/19/2022

The Federal Reserve has created a tsunami of new money, but a tsunami ultimately must crash, and so will the Fed's inflation scheme.

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Are Equal Pay Arguments Based upon the Labor Theory of Value?

Free MarketsLabor and WagesPraxeologyValue and Exchange

Blog04/19/2022

Arguments for equal pay are popular in our body politic, but what happens if some of those arguments are based upon the faulty logic of the labor theory of value?

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Keynesians and Market Monetarists Didn't See Inflation Coming

Money and Banks

Blog04/18/2022

It is interesting that the founder and leader of the market monetarists declared in January 2020 that the world was about to enter a "golden age" of low inflation for the Federal Reserve.

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Jordan Peterson on Austrian Economics: Free Markets Are "Profoundly Equitable"

CoordinationFree MarketsPhilosophyPlanningPhilosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

Blog04/18/2022

Jordan Peterson is turning his eye toward Austrian economics. Unlike the many conservatives who see free market advocacy as some sort of "dangerous fundamentalism," Peterson seems to get it.

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Is There a Case for the Pre-1914 Gold Standard? Yes, If You Believe Inflation Is a Bad Thing

Booms and BustsCentral BanksThe FedMoney and BanksGold Standard

Blog04/16/2022

Academic economists since John Maynard Keynes have mocked the classical gold standard, but when government implemented their system, we got inflation and destruction of the currency. Time to rethink the success of that gold standard.

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Hoppe: "My Dream Is of a Europe Which Consists of 1,000 Liechtensteins."

Decentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

Blog04/16/2022

Earlier this month, Hans-Hermann Hoppe appeared on German television to discuss "State, War, Europe, Decentralization and Neutrality."

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