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Mergers, Acquisitions, and Market Manias: The Fed Has Made Things Worse

The FedFinancial Markets

Blog7 hours ago

As the economy begins to slow, the results of the Fed's money pumping are showing up in mergers and acquisitions.

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Police Botched the Uvalde Standoff. Now Gun Controllers Want to Give Police More Power.

U.S. History

Blog05/26/2022

Police stood around outside the Uvalde, Texas, school while a gunman shot children inside. Meanwhile, gun control advocates tell us we should just trust the cops to keep us safe. 

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Peace through Strength? Excessive US Military Spending Encourages More War

Big GovernmentWar and Foreign Policy

Blog05/26/2022

American politicians claim that excessive military spending makes Americans "safe." The record shows otherwise.

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Government Spending Is the Real Tax; Deficits Are a Sideshow

Economic PolicyProgressivismFiscal Theory

Blog05/26/2022

While politicians claiming to be "fiscally responsible" call for balanced budgets, the real drag on the economy is government spending itself.

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Just How Common Are School Shootings?

U.S. History

Blog05/25/2022

Thirty-nine people were killed in school shootings in 2018 (one of the worst years). In the same period, 900 children drowned, and 1,800 were murdered via child abuse. 

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Covid-19: Assessing the Madness in Year 3

Big GovernmentStrategy

Blog05/25/2022

By making covid a political virus, progressive politicians, cheered on by their media, applied political "solutions" that failed to protect the most vulnerable people.

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What Krugman Gets Right and Wrong on Trade Surpluses

Protectionism and Free TradeOther Schools of Thought

Blog05/25/2022

Krugman’s recent NYT column on Russia features commentary on trade surpluses that is at best very misleading.

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Ireland: When MMT and Price Controls Collide, Little Remains

InflationMonetary PolicyPrice Controls

Blog05/24/2022

Ireland has been "experimenting" with MMT and price controls. The results are predictable.

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