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Is the US Banking System a House of Cards Waiting to Topple?

Booms and BustsMonetary PolicyMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog08/31/2023

Decades of low interest rates have ruined saving in the US economy, and banks are going to pay dearly for it.

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Is China Colonizing Jamaica?

Economic PolicyThe EntrepreneurLabor and WagesWorld History

Blog08/29/2023

Some Jamaicans complain that the Chinese are "colonizing" the country because of their economic success there. Actually, their success is due to entrepreneurship and plain hard work.

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Is the Monopoly Board Game Like Real Markets?

Economic FreedomFree MarketsMedia and CultureEntrepreneurship

Blog08/17/2023

Many people believe that the board game Monopoly, developed during the Great Depression, mimics a real-world capitalist economy. Monopoly is a game, not real life.

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Inflation Is a Giant "Skim" on the American People

Corporate WelfareInflationMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog08/16/2023

Contrary to the government's line that "inflation hurts everyone," inflation really is a wealth transfer from those without political power to the politically connected.

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Is Boycotting Target a Legitimate Protest or an Act of Terrorism?

Cronyism and CorporatismPoliticsProgressivismStrategy

Blog07/20/2023

According to progressive elites, it is terrorism if consumers boycott businesses because of their leftist policies.

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Is Secondhand Smoke Bad, or Is It a Public Good? It’s Complicated

Bureaucracy and RegulationProperty Rights

Blog07/10/2023

The usual answer is that secondhand smoke is bad. But if value is subjective, perhaps secondhand smoke also can be seen as a public good.

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Is Social Justice the Progressive Equivalent of Rent-Seeking Behavior?

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureProgressivism

Blog06/26/2023

Rent seeking is a popular term used in economics to describe the behavior of firms trying to gain something from the government. Time to expand the definition.

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Is the Banking Crisis Being Orchestrated?

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyThe FedMoney and BanksU.S. Economy

Blog06/17/2023

With each iteration of the banking crisis, the Federal Reserve System and federal regulators gain in power and authority. Maybe the banking crisis isn’t an accident.

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