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Populism May Be on the Rise Again in Europe

Global Economy

Blog02/12/2021

Populist parties have yet to score definitive victories in either the US or in Europe. But these groups aren't going away, either. 

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The World Needs a Gold-Backed Deutsche Mark

Money and BanksWorld HistoryGold Standard

Blog02/12/2021

Reinstating the mark, a peaceful act by a sovereign country, would create a cascade of monetary reform throughout the world. Europe's trading partners would find the cost of necessary imports rising in terms of their local currencies, forcing them to adopt fiscal and monetary responsibility.

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The Depression of the 1780s and the Banking Struggle

U.S. History

Blog02/11/2021

In an unhampered market, there is no such thing as "excess" consumption of imports. But thanks to the creation of monopoly banks like the Bank of North America, an inflationary expansion of bank credit led to an artificial expansion of imports.

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How Not to Argue against the Minimum Wage

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog02/11/2021

There are plenty of sound reasons to oppose government minimum wage laws, but there is one objection making the rounds that is based on bad economics and should be avoided, and that’s the "businesses will pass on the costs to consumers" objection.

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Public Health Measures like Mask Mandates Lead to Unintended and Unpredictable Outcomes

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog02/11/2021

What works in a clinical setting may have totally different outcomes when applied as a matter of "public health." Indeed, one-size-fits-all public health measures can often lead to unintended and unwanted results. 

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Burt Blumert's Ninety-Second Birthday

Economic FreedomPhilosophy

Blog02/11/2021

Today would have been Burt Blumert's ninety-second birthday

 
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Why No State Needs Thousands of Nuclear Warheads

War and Foreign Policy

Blog02/10/2021

The claim that the US needs an immense and varied nuclear arsenal "does serve one purpose: it keeps military budgets wondrously high."

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Troop Deployments in Washington Are a Disaster Waiting to Happen

Legal SystemThe Police StateU.S. History

Blog02/10/2021

Placing thousands of troops on the streets of the nation’s capital could be a ticking time bomb. The longer the National Guard is deployed in Washington, the greater the peril of a Kent State–caliber catastrophe. 

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