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COVID-19 Is Teaching Us Decentralization Is Needed More Now Than Ever

Decentralization and SecessionStrategy

Blog04/28/2020

We need to move beyond the stale platitudes of trying to fix politics in DC. The chattering class’s lamentation about the divisiveness of politics is frankly silly. In some ways, polarization is our friend.

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Central Banks and the Next Crisis: From Deflation to Stagflation

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/22/2020

When governments and central banks announce massive stimulus packages at the very beginning of a crisis, they bet on a speedy recovery and a return to normal as if nothing had happened. This is far from the case.

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COVID-19 Is Forcing Governments to Admit Their Regulations Aren't Really Necessary

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic Freedom

Blog04/16/2020

From medical practices to grocery shipments, governments are loosening restrictions in order to keep goods and services affordable. But if these restrictions are unnecessary now, why claim they are ever necessary?

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Central Banks around the World Embrace Unprecedented "Quantitative Easing"

Booms and BustsMonetary PolicyMoney and Banks

Blog04/14/2020

From New York to London to Brussels to Tokyo, central banks in the last two weeks have embraced a wide variety of extraordinary inflationary measures to prop up insolvent banks and governments.

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Calls for Central Planning in the COVID-19 Panic Are like the Calls for the "War Socialism" of Old

SocialismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/11/2020

Ludwig von Mises explained how "war socialism" doesn't win wars. Similarly, "COVID-19 socialism" won't win the "war" on disease.

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Creating More Money Won't Revive the Economy

Blog04/06/2020

What the economy needs now is more real savings and more real production. Creating more money will not help with either of these things.

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Capital Accumulation: The Way to Increase Wages

Labor and WagesTaxes and Spending

Blog04/03/2020

Real higher wages can't be created with a government fiat. Worker productivity must first be increased through greater investment.

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Canada Has Abolished Civil Liberties in the Name of "Safety"

Big GovernmentHealthThe Police State

Blog03/28/2020

The various levels of government in Canada have responded to the coronavirus pandemic. Their ill-advised solutions are to inflict economic hardship and withdraw civil liberties. The longer these authoritarian policies persist, the greater the risk to the social fabric.

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