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Fed-Driven Asset Price Inflation Means You Can Now Buy Less House Than You Could Before

Booms and BustsInflationMonetary Policy

Blog02/27/2020

Central banks are driving asset price inflation in stocks and real estate. That means people holding those assets get richer. But everyone else just gets higher prices.

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Four Reasons Inequality Isn’t What You Think It Is

The EntrepreneurPovertySocialism

Markets are not the enemy of inequality. Regulated markets are. The income inequality that naturally occurs in the free market as a result of human uniqueness is needlessly amplified by restrictive government policies to the detriment of all.

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Foreign Aid Empowers Corrupt Regimes. End It.

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog02/13/2020

US aid to foreign regimes helps free governments from having to raise funds from their own people. So, the recipients of foreign aid are likely to become less responsive and more corrupt.

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Franz Jägerstätter: Conscientious Objector

Media and CultureStrategyWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog01/29/2020

Terrence Malick's new film about conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter is a subtle film. But perhaps too much so, and we need to look deeper to understand why this one man so vehemently resisted the Nazi state at the cost of his own life.

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Fed Nominee Judy Shelton Wants Sound Money—and Lots of It

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/21/2020

Judy Shelton may be a tolerable—at least to Republicans—candidate for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

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Failing to Emigrate Does Not Mean You Give Consent to the State

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog12/20/2019

State agents are wrong when they claim, "If you stay here, you must follow our rules. If you do follow our rules, you have tacitly consented to obey us."

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Freedom Means a Right to Discriminate

Legal System

Blog11/21/2019

To prohibit discrimination in employment is to infringe upon freedom of association, freedom of thought, private property, and freedom in general.

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Fear of Persecution is Not an Excuse for Christian Statism

Media and CultureSocialism

Blog09/17/2019

Libertarian Christians should be aware that they are not compromising their beliefs or somehow acting in a way divorced from Christian history and orthodoxy when they do not join illiberal Christians in their quest for power and control over non-believers.

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