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By Itself, a Chinese Sell-Off in US Debt Won't Imperil the Dollar

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/13/2017
The Federal Reserve has a lot more to do with the strength of the dollar than the Chinese state.
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Brexit Might Pave the Way for an Independent Scotland

Free MarketsInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog03/13/2017
As with the UK and the EU, predictions of post-secession economic doom should be ignored.
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Boettke, Rizzo, Klein, and Sautet on Kirzner

Blog03/10/2017
I am participating in a Liberty Matters dialog on Israel Kirzner's contributions to economics. The lead essay is by Peter Boettke, followed by responses by Mario Rizzo, Frederic Sautet, and myself.
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Bill Gates's Robot Tax Is a Terrible Idea

Capital and Interest TheoryProduction Theory

Blog03/07/2017
Contrary to what Bill Gates thinks, robots don't decrease tax revenue, nor do they condemn us to a future of unemployment.
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Broke and in Debt? Join the Club

Media and CulturePraxeology

Blog02/27/2017
Nearly half of Americans have no money for even moderately serious emergencies. This results from decisions we've made, both personal and political.
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Billions Gone: 2016 Olympics Venues in Brazil Are Now in Ruins

Blog02/21/2017
The Brazilian government spent billions on facilities and infrastructure for the 2016 Olympics. Now, the taxpayers wonder what it was all for.
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Break Up the USA

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Everyone takes for granted that it’s normal for a country of 320 million to be dictated to by a single central authority. It's time to call it quits.
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Beware, Dissenter to the Monetary Regime

The FedMoney and Banking

Blog01/26/2017
Tim Duy takes to Bloomberg to warn the world about the possibility of “hard-money” advocates getting into the Fed.
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