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Germany's Inflation Tax and the Rising Cost of Living

Global EconomyInflationLabor and Wages

Blog02/06/2021

If we take the tax burden and asset price inflation into account, real incomes in Germany aren't doing nearly as well as the official data suggests. 

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Gold Could Offer a Way out of Switzerland's Failing Inflationist Experiment

Central BanksWorld HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog02/06/2021

The Swiss state should end antigold regulations, end negative interest rates, and return to zero rates on bank reserves. These are small steps on their own, perhaps, but would be progress away from the brewing mess that is the eurozone.

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How the American Revolution Turned North American Foreign Trade on Its Head

U.S. History

Blog02/05/2021

After peace came in 1783, the new republic faced a twofold economic adjustment: to peacetime from the artificial production and trade patterns during the war, and to a far different trading picture than had existed before the war.

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How the Progressives Conquered Corporate America

The Entrepreneur

Blog02/05/2021

The concern over concentrated influence of corporate special interests is valid, but not because corporate special interests will prevent economic regulation. The problem is corporate executives consistently agitate for more government control. 

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Title IX Will Become a Vehicle of More Injustice

LawLegal System

Blog02/04/2021

President Joe Biden has vowed to put a “quick end” to the Trump administration’s Title IX regulations and return to Obama-era ones at universities. If this happens, there will be no due process for those accused of sexual misconduct.

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It's Time for Unilateral Free Trade with Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog02/04/2021

Protectionists are always wrong, but they're obviously wrong when it comes to "protecting" US goods from Anglosphere competition. Neither geopolitcal concerns nor fears of capital flight to "cheap labor" apply in this case. 

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A Caricature of Classical Liberalism: It's All about Individualism and Materialism

Book ReviewsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/04/2021

In her history of liberalism (both classical and otherwise) Helena Rosenblatt relies on a caricature of liberals as radically individualistic and concerned only with material gain. This is an unfortunate mistake. 

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Incitement Is Not a Real Crime

Law

Blog02/03/2021

Laws against incitement—much like defamation laws—are direct attacks on basic human rights and the freedom of speech. Both place nonviolent people in legal jeopardy merely for the "crime" of expressing opinions. 

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