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In the Culture War, Conservatives Turn against Wall Street

Financial Markets

Blog02/12/2021

For conservative populists, Wall Street now is the Washington establishment, indistinguishable from the oligarchs of Silicon Valley; Washington, DC; and the New York Times.

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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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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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In a Paranoid Nation, "Treason" Is Everywhere

Media and CultureThe Police StateU.S. History

Blog01/26/2021

In a free society, peaceful citizens deserve the legal benefit of the doubt. In an age where government agents have endlessly intruded onto people’s land and into their emails, citizens should not be scourged for transgressing unknown or unmarked federal boundaries.

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It's Time for a National Divorce

Decentralization and Secession

Blog01/19/2021

The polarization reached a peak on January 6, but more peaks are sure to come. Perhaps this year, perhaps down the road. But they’re going to happen, and they could be much worse in the future.

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It Should Shock Us That There's Any Consumer Price Inflation at All

Blog12/15/2020

Even without obvious consumer price inflation, we can be living in the midst of immense wealth transfer engineered by central bankers in favor of Wall Street. 

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In October, Money Supply Growth Remained Near All-Time Highs

Money Supply

Blog11/30/2020

During October 2020, year-over-year (YOY) growth in the money supply was at 37.08 percent. That's down slightly from September's rate of 37.54 percent, and up from October 2019's rate of 4.8 percent.

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Inequality and the Gold Standard

Blog11/27/2020

It's not a coincidence that the wealth of the top 1 percent began to really take off when the US ended the last remnants of the gold standard in 1973. 

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