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Labor and Wages
We are better off not needing twelve people with shovels to do the same thing as a single bulldozer. Robots are not fundamentally different from a bulldozer.
The FedFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks
The Fed is prepared to squeeze out what little is left of the free market forces in the debt market. The Fed wants full control so it can do "whatever it takes" to keep interest rates from rising above its very-low targets.
The FedFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy
The monetary czars at the world’s central banks are coming to terms with the fact that a no-deal Brexit now seems to be the most likely outcome.
Financial MarketsGlobal Economy
New research is sparking fears that junk debt could trigger a repeat of the 2008 crash.
Taxes and Spending
Governments take on a variety of responsibilities as a justification for greatly expanding powers — claiming these powers are necessary to fulfill these new responsibilities.
UK politicians are now at war as some push to make Brexit a catalyst for pro-market reforms such as slashing taxes. Others, however, want to double down on the worst the EU bureaucracy has to offer.
Money and BanksMoney and Banking
One of the easiest ways of asserting control over the private sector is to manage the money supply with a central bank. Naturally, Marx was rather fond of the idea.
Austrian scholars should not shy away from engaging mainstream law and economics scholars.