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Soviet Terror Was the Natural Evolution of Marx's Communism

SocialismWorld History

Blog09/26/2020

Thomas Sowell has explained that while "Marx may have explicitly advocated the idea of a democratic workers’ government, his own personal style was dictatorial, manipulative, and intolerant."

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Should Investors Focus on Risk Rather Than Profit?

Financial Markets

Blog09/25/2020

The stock market does not have a life of its own. In a relatively free economy, success or failure of investment in stocks depends ultimately on the same factors that determine success or failure of any business.  

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Savings Are Critical to a Prosperous Economy

Monetary PolicyProduction Theory

Blog06/12/2020

The heart of economic growth is the expansion of real savings. Monetary pumping only destroys wealth and savings.

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Some Problems with Worker Productivity Stats

Philosophy and MethodologyPrices

Blog02/18/2020

Government statistics on worker productivity combine many errors of aggregation such as "average prices" and the total purchasing power of money. So it's unlikely that productivity numbers tell us much that's useful.

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Savings vs. Money: Which Is More Important?

Booms and BustsMoney and Banks

Blog01/29/2020

It is not money that funds economic activity, but the saved pool of consumer goods. The existence of money only facilitates the flow of savings. Any attempt to replace savings with money ends in economic disaster.

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Shays's Rebellion: The Excuse for a Centralized American State

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog10/11/2019

The so-called Founding Fathers used small-scale tax rebellions to justify their counter-revolution against the spirit of 1776, thus launching the big-tax, big-government Constitutional Convention of 1787.

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Slowing Money Supply Growth May Trigger a Recession

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/09/2019

Since real savings enable the production of capital goods, obviously real savings are at the heart of the economic growth that raises people's living standards.

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Sweatshops Today, Decent Work Tomorrow

Blog12/18/2018

The ticket to the UN’s ideal of decent work is not regulation and legislation, but economic liberalization.

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