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Media Focus on Mass Shootings Shows Disconnect from Actual Crime Trends

Legal System

Blog08/03/2019

Most Americans say crime has gotten worse over the past decade. They're wrong. Moreover, the focus on mass shootings appears misplaced when mass-shooting deaths make up less than one percent of all homicide deaths.

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Medievalism, Absolutism, and the French Revolution

Blog07/12/2019

The brutal, absolutist, and mercantilist state that collapsed under the French Revolution was no benign and restrained regime. And in many ways, the monarchy's embrace of a powerful centralized state sowed the seeds of its own destruction.

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Money-Supply Growth Remained Sluggish in May

Money Supply

Blog06/24/2019

Money supply growth inched up in May, rising slightly above March's and April's growth levels. But overall growth levels remain quite low compared to growth rates experienced from 2009 to 2016. March's growth rate, for examples, was at a 12-year (145-month) low.

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Money Supply Growth Inches up From March's 12-Year Low

Money Supply

Blog05/22/2019

In April, year-over-year growth in the money supply was at 1.99 percent. That was up slightly from March's growth rate of 1.92 percent, but was well down from April 2018's rate of 4.32 percent.

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Money-Supply Growth Slows in February

Money Supply

Blog03/28/2019

In February, year-over-year growth in the money supply was at 3.1 percent. That was down from January's growth rate of 3.3 percent, but was up from February 2018's rate of 3.0 percent.

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MMT Is Even More Dubious Than AOC's Green New Deal

Big GovernmentMoney and BanksOther Schools of Thought

Blog02/25/2019

The printing press doesn’t create real resources, it only obscures the method by which the government siphons them away from the private sector.

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Money-Supply Growth Slows in January

Money Supply

Blog02/15/2019

In January, year-over-year growth in the money supply was at 3.3 percent. That was down from December's growth rate of 3.8 percent, but was up from January 2018's rate of 2.8 percent.

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Microtransactions and Loot Boxes: Can the Video Game Industry Regulate Itself?

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismMedia and Culture

Blog01/04/2019

One thing is certain: if the game industry can't placate consumers and regulators, it won't remain independent for long.

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