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The Real Meaning of Deflation

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog7 hours ago

Deflation is not a matter of animal spirits or consumer expectations. It is the result of earlier creation of money "out of thin air" by central banks and commerical banks. Deflation is the natural result.

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The World Is Growing Tired of Government-Controlled Fiat Currencies

Money and BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking

Blog05/23/2019

Central Banks and the fiat reserve dollar hegemony won’t cede their power to cryptocurrencies easily,  and they're now resorting to a return to precious metals to stave off the threat of individual monetary sovereignty, Bitcoin, and the digital revolution.  

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The Unseen Costs of "Medicare for All"

Health

Blog05/21/2019

Many of the worst costs that will come with "Medicare for All" won't be calculated in dollars. They'll come in the form of doctor shortages, long wait times, and less access to care.

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Tucker Carlson and AOC Are Wrong About Christianity and Usury

Money and BanksWorld History

Blog05/21/2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks Christian theology supports her bill on excessive interest. Her position ignores the actual history of Christian views of usury.

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The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality

Media and CultureOther Schools of Thought

05/20/2019Audio/Video
Andy Duncan joins Jeff to review an overlooked classic by Mises: The Anti-Capitalistic Mentality.
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The Balance-of-Payments Myth

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog05/20/2019

It is not "the US" that imports Japanese or Chinese electrical appliances, but an individual from the US, or a group of Americans. They import these appliances because they believe that a profit can be made. And governments ought not interfere in these transactions.

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Tariffs Are Attacks on Property Rights and Freedom

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog05/20/2019

Tariffs inflict harm on real people, empowering bureaucracy and the state, while destroying the rights of real-world entrepreneurs and consumers. Yet, some people claiming to support free markets are perfectly fine with this.

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