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The Everything Bubble: How A Debt-Driven Economy Creates More Frequent Crises

Booms and Busts

Blog03/22/2021

For decades, demand-side policies showed diminishing but not lethal results, but now the world has repeated the same policies so many times that there is simply exhaustion.

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They Said Things Would Be Much Worse in States without Lockdowns. They Were Wrong.

Blog03/18/2021

When Georgia and Florida scaled back covid restrictions, the experts predicted far more death in the "open states" than in the locked down states like New York and California. The numbers tell a different story. 

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The Never-Ending Battle between Leviathan and Liberty

World History

Blog03/18/2021

Few political follies are more hazardous than presuming that one’s liberties are forever safe. If liberty is God’s gift to humanity, then why were most people who ever lived on Earth denied this divine bequest?

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The Destructive Power of Keynesian Spending Plans

Taxes and Spending

Blog03/17/2021

The more the government spends, the worse it is for the health of the economy and thus for economic growth. Experts who advocate for very strong government stimulus never bother to ask how those measures are going to be supported by the larger economy.

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The New New Deal Has Already Arrived. Thank the Covid Panic.

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog03/13/2021

The new covid relief bill signals that whatever restraint on public spending existed before 2020 is now all but gone. And the bill represents the beginning of a new era: an era that can be likened to that of the New Deal. 

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The Fed's Money Supply Measures: The Good News—and the Really, Really Bad News

Money and Banking

Blog03/06/2021

Here's a likely reason the Fed has chosen to hide its data on government deposits: the explosion of Treasury deposits at the fed “fuels … suggestions that the Fed is directly financing the government [and] foster[s] uncertainty about central bank independence.”

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The V-Shaped Recovery Never Happened

U.S. Economy

Blog03/06/2021

Some may remember all that talk about a "V-shaped recovery" last year. That was back when we were being assured that just a few weeks of lockdowns was going to bring the economy roaring back. Clearly, that never happened. 

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To Understand Economics, First Understand Private Property

World HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog03/06/2021

Rothbard recognized that money and exchange could not develop without first establishing private property. So Rothbard also recognized that it was important to develope theories of how private property might come about. 

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