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My Case against Minimum-Wage Laws

Blog07/09/2021

We often hear these minimum wage laws are well intentioned. I cannot agree. Minimum-wage laws are evil in their methods (coercion) and evil in their goals (to make people believe they’re dependent on government). 

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Money Supply Growth Dropped in May to a 15-Month Low

Money Supply

Blog07/07/2021

During May 2021, year-over-year (YOY) growth in the money supply was at 15.3 percent. That's down from April's rate of 23.1 percent, and down from the May 2020 rate of 29.5 percent. 

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Missouri Tells the Feds: We Won't Enforce Your Gun Laws

Decentralization and Secession

Blog06/21/2021

The State of Missouri has adopted a new law mandating that state and local officials no longer assist in enforcing federal gun laws. The strategy has already been proven to work in states refusing to enforce federal marijuana laws. 

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Mortgage Companies Cash in on Pandemic Relief

U.S. Economy

Blog06/18/2021

“Mortgage companies have ramped up their purchases of government-backed mortgages in forbearance, and they are selling these loans back to investors at a profit.”

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Much Ado about Nothing in the Art Market

Blog06/11/2021

The recent sale of an invisible statue for £13,000 is symptomatic of the thoroughgoing financialization of our economy. Investors have become ever more obsessed with the symbols of economic reality and less concerned with underlying economic facts.

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More Evidence the American Economic "Recovery" Will Disappoint

Booms and Busts

Blog05/27/2021

Two things should concern us. First, the weakness of the recovery in the middle of the largest fiscal and monetary stimulus seen in decades, and second, the short and diminishing effect of these programs.

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Mises on Nationalism, Colonialism, and the Right of Self-Determination

World History

Blog05/22/2021

Mises argues that the nation has a fundamental and relatively permanent being independent of the transient state (or states) which may govern it at any given time. Thus he refers to the nation as “an organic entity [which] can be neither increased nor reduced by changes in states.”

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Monetary and Fiscal "Stimulus" Is Undermining the Global Recovery

Booms and Busts

Blog05/22/2021

Today’s calls for a plethora of new government stimulus polices to usher in a "recovery" will only cripple efforts by investors and entrepreneurs to get the global economy back on track. 

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