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It’s Mid-2022 and the Fed Has Still Done Nothing to Fight Inflation

Money and Banks

Blog05/04/2022

In November, the Fed started its hawkish talk. Six months later, the economy is weakening, and the Fed has still done virtually nothing at all.

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Why Social Issues Dominate

Decentralization and SecessionMedia and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog05/04/2022

Social issues, from abortion to critical race theory to teaching gender identity in elementary schools, dominate our politics and media.

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End Roe v. Wade: It's Time to Defederalize Abortion Policy

U.S. History

Blog05/04/2022

The SCOTUS decision on abortion isn't really about the legality of abortion in America. It's all about how far you have to drive to get one. But many progressives can't stand that people have different values in different places. 

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African Politicians Must Stop Blaming Others for Africa's Economic Woes

Bureaucracy and RegulationCapitalismSocialismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog05/04/2022

Colonialism, imperialism, unfair trade, and more. African politicians look everywhere for the causes of Africa's poverty and chaos but in the mirror.

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The Fed Gets It Wrong on Money Velocity, Too

The FedInflationMonetary Theory

Blog05/04/2022

Money velocity's role in forcing up prices is misunderstood because today's monetary "authorities" fail to consider how new money is injected into the economy.

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Proliferation Isn't the Problem. Legacy Nuclear Powers Again Threaten the Globe.

War and Foreign Policy

Blog05/03/2022

Here we are in 2022, worrying about if the world's oldest nuclear powers will be the ones to touch off a global nuclear war. It's not Pakistan or North Korea or "proliferation." It's Washington and Moscow, yet again. 

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Price Indexes Aren't Accurate Measures of Inflation

Central BanksThe FedInflationPrices

Blog05/03/2022

While economists and journalists are fond of saying inflation is "X" percent, in reality, the price indexes don't measure inflation accurately. Instead, they are statistical constructs created to benefit the government.

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No, It's Not the Putin Price Hike, No Matter What Joe Biden Claims

The FedInflationPrice Controls

Blog05/02/2022

Last year, Joe Biden and his administration claimed that inflation was "transitory." This year, Vladimir Putin gets the blame. Next year, Biden will blame American businesses. And the beat goes on.

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