When Georgia and Florida scaled back covid restrictions, the experts predicted far more death in the "open states" than in the locked down states like New York and California. The numbers tell a different story.
Few political follies are more hazardous than presuming that one’s liberties are forever safe. If liberty is God’s gift to humanity, then why were most people who ever lived on Earth denied this divine bequest?
The more the government spends, the worse it is for the health of the economy and thus for economic growth. Experts who advocate for very strong government stimulus never bother to ask how those measures are going to be supported by the larger economy.
The new covid relief bill signals that whatever restraint on public spending existed before 2020 is now all but gone. And the bill represents the beginning of a new era: an era that can be likened to that of the New Deal.
Here's a likely reason the Fed has chosen to hide its data on government deposits: the explosion of Treasury deposits at the fed “fuels … suggestions that the Fed is directly financing the government [and] foster[s] uncertainty about central bank independence.”
Some may remember all that talk about a "V-shaped recovery" last year. That was back when we were being assured that just a few weeks of lockdowns was going to bring the economy roaring back. Clearly, that never happened.
Rothbard recognized that money and exchange could not develop without first establishing private property. So Rothbard also recognized that it was important to develope theories of how private property might come about.
Thankfully for the American right, there is another alternative to the neoconservatism of William Buckley, the neoliberalism of Milton Friedman, and the paleo-progressivism of Teddy Roosevelt: the libertarian populism of Murray Rothbard.