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The Transgender Debate Should Be about Women’s Freedom and Private Property Rights

Property Rights


Enforceable and accepted private property rights can help bring some solutions to the acrimonious debate over transgenderism and transgender rights.

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The Chinese Slowdown: Much More Than Covid

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy


It is easy to blame the covid-19 lockdowns for the weakening Chinese economy, but that would be a gross simplification.

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The Fed's New "Tightening" Plan Is Too Little, Too Late

Money and Banks


The Fed has announced it will finally begin scaling back its balance sheet and raising rates. But the steps announced by the Fed on Wednesday are incredibly timid.

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The Fed Gets It Wrong on Money Velocity, Too

The FedInflationMonetary Theory


Money velocity's role in forcing up prices is misunderstood because today's monetary "authorities" fail to consider how new money is injected into the economy.

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The Economic Sanctions against Russia Are Destructive and Counterproductive: We Must Oppose Them

War and Foreign Policy


Imposing economic sanctions upon Russia is tantamount to throwing gasoline on a raging fire. The sanctions will not end the Russian invasion of Ukraine and only will make things worse.

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The Conservatism of Decolonization

Big GovernmentDemocracyEconomic Freedom


For all the talk of decolonialization, many Third World countries that became independent set up regulatory regimes that mirrored their former "mother" country.

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There's a Reason George Washington Warned against "Entangling Relationships"

War and Foreign Policy


America's Cold War relationships have created conditions for very hot wars to take place. The current war in Ukraine is part of that sorry Cold War legacy.

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The Great Reset VII: Capitalism for the Rich and Socialism for the Poor

Cronyism and CorporatismGlobal EconomyPolitical Theory


Michael Rectenwald takes on the progressive canard of "socialism for the rich, capitalism for the poor," in which the government protects the wealthy but throws everyone else to the tender mercies of rapacious capitalism.

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