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How Long Can the Fed Keep This Time Bomb from Exploding?

Monetary Policy

Blog11 hours ago

Although the Fed insists otherwise, the central bank really has no tools left except money creation, and the Fed will keep printing money in a panicky attempt to prevent a financial collapse.

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How Slavery Reparations Turned into Just Another Welfare Program

SocialismTaxes and Spending

Blog08/21/2020

Over time, the demand for reparations has evolved from a demand to compensate specific victims to became just another call for more funding from a national welfare state.

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How Bailouts and Stimulus Pave the Way for a Lot More Spending on Everything

Blog08/19/2020

If we can spend a few trillion overnight to bail out investors and send out 150 million stimulus checks, why not also launch a universal basic income and a slavery reparations program?

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How the Left Uses "Public Health Crises" to Get What It Wants

Blog07/09/2020

"Public health crisis" is essentially a left-wing stock phrase at this point, as is reflected by the fact that the solutions proffered to the social ills in question are virtually always some sort of government regulation or income redistribution scheme.

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How the Left Exploits Antiracism to Attack Capitalism

U.S. History

Blog07/07/2020

The forces of anticapitalism have long latched on to whatever best suits them for pushing their agenda. Whatever the latest injustice may be—from a polluted environment to poverty to racism—the solution is always the end of capitalism.

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How the COVID-19 Lockdowns Will Increase Resentment of the Elderly

Blog05/12/2020

How do the shutdowns increase ageism? Because millions have arguably been thrown out of work in the name of protecting the elderly. The resulting economic devastation comes at the expense of younger workers, parents, students, and families.

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How Shutdowns Will Keep Killing the Economy, Even When They're Over

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog04/24/2020

Part of what made the Great Depression last so long was increased uncertainty about what regulation or tax the government might impose next. Today's looming threat of ongoing "shutdowns" creates a very similar situation.

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How Chile's Protesters Get Inequality and Poverty Wrong

Economic FreedomGlobal Economy

Blog02/18/2020

Allowing the market to operate with minimal government intervention has helped Chile become one of the freest and wealthiest countries in South America, especially when compared to its direct neighbors.

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