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How Markets Price a Pandemic—and How They Lower Risk

Free MarketsHealthWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/24/2020

Regardless of government actions, many consumers, workers, and producers may seek changes that reduce exposure to disease in the workplace. The best way to do this is through markets.

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How to Think about the Fed Now

Blog04/15/2020

The Fed is, in effect, a lawless economic government unto itself. It is the lender of first resort, a kind of reverse pawnshop that pays top dollar for rapidly declining assets.

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How Government Makes a Pandemic More Deadly

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and Regulation

From trade barriers to disastrous government regulations, government intervention has crippled society's ability to respond well to the spread of disease.

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How the CDC Prevented Fast and Accurate Testing for COVID-19

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog04/09/2020

After weeks of bungling, faulty tests, and policy reversals the CDC bureaucrats managed to achieve some semblance of competence. But by then they were already far behind the curve.

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How Risk-Based Healthcare Could Make Us Healthier

Health

Blog04/08/2020

A healthcare system based on responsible risk management systems would provide market incentives for people to improve health while cutting costs for some needy populations.

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How the Left Is Trying to Blame Capitalism for COVID-19 Deaths

HealthSocialism

Blog04/06/2020

The Left conveniently ignores dozens of state-dominated and state-controlled medical systems and decides that the lack of preparedness for COVID-19 was all the fault of those small slivers of healthcare systems that are actually private.

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How Easy Money Is Increasing the Devastation of the COVID-19 Panic

Booms and BustsInflationMonetary Policy

Blog04/02/2020

Central banks have created a brittle economy without real savings and without much room to maneuver. Central banks now want more of the same in a bid to fix what they broke.

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How the Fed Sows Social Division and Mistrust

Blog03/31/2020

As the central bank continues to pick winners and losers with its profligate monetary policy, social divisions will worsen.

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