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A Brief History of the Gold Standard, with a Focus on the United States

Global EconomyU.S. HistoryGold Standard

Blog8 hours ago

Arguments over the gold standard are not merely technical disagreements. Rather, the gold standard often serves as a proxy for “sound money,” which was a central element in the classical liberal tradition of limiting government’s ability to wreak havoc on society.

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Trump's Payroll Tax Order Is Good Politics, but Doesn't Offer Much Tax Relief

Blog08/12/2020

Trump's executive order providing a short deferment on payroll taxes is not really a tax cut. But many voters may perceive it as one.

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Why Chicago's Mayor Blames Her City's Murders on Wisconsin and Indiana

Blog08/11/2020

Although it's easier to buy guns in Indiana and Wisconsin than in Chicago, homicide rates are lower in those states than in either Illinois or Chicago.

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Throwing Printed Money at This Problem Won't Make It Go Away

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsU.S. History

Blog08/10/2020

The crisis we faced in 2008 has not gone away, as we failed to heed its warning to change course and reduce debt levels. Instead, it has become bigger and more dangerous.

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Swamponomics: Trump's Fed Pick, a Kodak Moment, and GDP Misinformation

Cronyism and CorporatismThe FedFinancial Markets

Blog08/08/2020

Kodak's newly announced $765 million loan is just another case of DC picking winners and losers.

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The Problem with British Slavery Reparations in the West Indies

Labor and WagesWorld History

Blog08/05/2020

A just scheme for reparations requires us to identify specific victims. But current calls for reparations do no such thing. Also, the British economy was not built on slavery, as some now claim.

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The Media Said Europe "Beat Back" Covid. But Now Lockdowns Loom Again

Health

Blog08/04/2020

The "experts" intend to keep locking populations down again and again until there's a vaccine. But what if there's no vaccine coming?

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From Lockdowns to "The Great Reset"

Big GovernmentProgressivismSocialism

Blog08/01/2020

The global "elites" of the World Economic Forum seek a "Great Reset" that will usher in a new and far more powerful technocracy defined by central planning and the end of freedom as we know it.

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