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The Federal Reserve Now Is between the Proverbial Rock and a Hard Place

Booms and BustsThe FedBusiness Cycles

Blog07/21/2022

The great credit expansion Alan Greenspan began thirty years ago has finally run its course. The Fed no longer can expand credit to fight the oncoming recession.

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Blog07/20/2022

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Do Free Markets Create a Wasteful "Landfill Economy"? Definitely Not

CapitalismFree Markets

Blog07/20/2022

Critics claim the market economy engages in "planned obsolescence" that encourages throwing good products into landfills. In fact, activities that might seem wasteful are the best use of resources.

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The Language Vandals

PhilosophyPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog07/20/2022

Language is an institution in society. We need to protect it from vandals in the state-linguistic complex.

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GDP Provides a False Reading of the State of the Economy

Booms and BustsThe FedBusiness Cycles

Blog07/19/2022

Most economists see GDP as a snapshot of the performance of the economy. However, it is better understood as a misleading statistic which fails to accurately describe what really is happening economically.

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Covid-19 and the Continuing Erosion of Private Property Rights

Property Rights

Blog07/19/2022

Lest anyone underestimate the brutality of state control, the way governments have handled the covid-19 pandemic demonstrates the authorities have not yet hit bottom.

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Toleration Does Not Require Calling Evil Good

U.S. History

Blog07/18/2022

Bombing private property is bad. So, when someone bombed the pro-eugenics, antihuman Georgia "guidestones," we naturally condemned the bombing. But let's not pretend the monument was a good thing. 

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Contrary to Public Myths, Rent Control Hasn't Been a Success in Sweden

Economic PolicyPrice Controls

Blog07/18/2022

Rent control was imposed in Stockholm to "stabilize" the housing market. Not surprisingly, "stabilization" has meant housing shortages and years-long waits for available apartments.

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