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Countries with "Free Tuition" Often Have Fewer College Graduates

Education

Blog04/26/2019

A higher education system with "free tuition" will need to control costs through larger class sizes, and lower-quality services.

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Central Banks May be Enabling Unhealthy Corporate Buyouts

Rather than increase efficiency and profitability, corporate managers look for easy ways to increase their salaries through leveraged buyouts. And central banks have a key role in making this easier and more common.

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Counterfeiting Money Is a Crime — Whether Done by the Fed or A Private Individual

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/13/2019

The consequences of counterfeiting are the same regardless of who does it. The counterfeiters are exchanging nothing for something — thus stealing from those who create real value.

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Central Banks Are Propping Up Stock Prices

Blog04/11/2019

In the short term, a central bank can drive up stock prices by lowering the interest rate. In the longer term, it could sap the strength out of an economy.

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Central Banks Are Heading Toward a Stagnant Global Zombie Economy

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog04/09/2019

Using Japan as a model, governments are steering us toward a worldwide zombie economy — but we're likely to end up with something that looks more like Argentina than Japan.

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Capitalism (aka Self-Ownership) Is the Only Moral Economic System

Blog04/05/2019

Capitalism isn't just about rich guys owning the means of production. It's about workers and everyday people also owning their own labor and their own bodies.

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Capital is a Mystery to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Capital and Interest Theory

Blog04/04/2019

While Ocasio-Cortez has a degree in economics, she apparently never learned the lessons stressed by Hernando de Soto in his The Mystery of Capital.

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