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In March, US Deaths from COVID-19 Totaled Less Than 2 Percent of All Deaths

Health

Blog04/06/2020

How much must total mortality increase to justify a global suspension of commerce and the rule of law? One percent? Ten percent? And what if overall mortality doesn't even go up?

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What "Lender of Last Resort" Is Supposed to Mean

Other Schools of Thought

Blog04/06/2020

Modern central banks have already moved far beyond what was once considered the proper role for a central bank as a "lender of last resort." Now Keynesians and MMTers want to take things even further.

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Creating More Money Won't Revive the Economy

Blog04/06/2020

What the economy needs now is more real savings and more real production. Creating more money will not help with either of these things.

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How the Left Is Trying to Blame Capitalism for COVID-19 Deaths

HealthSocialism

Blog04/06/2020

The Left conveniently ignores dozens of state-dominated and state-controlled medical systems and decides that the lack of preparedness for COVID-19 was all the fault of those small slivers of healthcare systems that are actually private.

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The Pandemic Exposed the Frailty of the Financial System

Booms and BustsFinancial Markets

Blog04/04/2020

Contrary to Fed assumptions, we are not presently facing a problem of liquidity vis-à-vis Great Recession; we are confronted, instead, with a serious shortage of quality collateral.

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Japan Has Avoided a COVID-19 Panic. But the Global Recession Will Hit Hard

Taxes and SpendingWorld History

Blog04/04/2020

Whatever happens with the virus, the real story, the real historical change, is probably economic. Abenomics—Japan's ultra-Keynesian experiment—seems to be dead.

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Keynes and the Euthanasia of the Rentier

Financial MarketsCapital and Interest TheoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog04/04/2020

Over eighty years ago, Keynes condemned the rentier and welcomed his future disappearance. Following in his footsteps, politicians and central bankers today are ever closer to effectively bringing this about.

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What Is the Good Entrepreneur to Do?

The EntrepreneurValue and Exchange

Blog04/04/2020

Some anticapitalists have tried to claim "good" entrepreneurs don't make profit the primary goal. Yet, without profit, an entrepreneur cannot serve the people who depend on him or her for goods and services.

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