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

Property Rights

Blog05/12/2022

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

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Inflation Up, Wages Down as Biden Passes the Buck to the Do-Nothing Fed

U.S. History

Blog05/11/2022

With inflation still near forty-year highs, this is the thirteenth month in a row during which earnings have fallen behind price inflation.

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War, Sanctions, and Sanity: A Purely Hypothetical Inquiry

War and Foreign Policy

Blog05/11/2022

Sanctions are promoted as a response to international aggression. Yet, sanctions themselves are a form of aggression that, like war, usually have unhappy endings.

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Stagflation Comes from Exorbitant Money Creation and Unhampered Government Spending

Economic PolicyInflationKeynesMonetary Theory

Blog05/11/2022

The Keynesian "stimulus" policies were suppose to reinvigorate the economy. Instead, they have brought stagflation.

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Biden: Inflation Is Everybody’s Fault but Mine

Money and Banks

Blog05/10/2022

For the past six months, the regime has repeatedly used whatever bogeyman could be blamed for inflation—so long as the central bank remains blameless. First it was "greed," then it was covid, and now it is "Mr. Putin."

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Why the Warmongers Are Wrong about China

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

By what yardstick would we threaten war for the independence of Taiwan but continue to tolerate 60 years of totalitarian repression in Cuba, 90 miles away?

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Biden-in-Wonderland: A $15 Minimum Wage Will Not Increase Business Costs

InflationLabor and WagesUnemployment

Blog05/10/2022

In a recent speech, President Joe Biden blamed inflation on businesses raising prices and told them that they needed to lower their business costs -- but boost wages. You do the math.

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Money: What Is It? The More Important Question: Why Is It?

Economic FreedomInflationMonetary PolicyMonetary Theory

Blog05/10/2022

Most people—and especially most economists—not only are ignorant of what money actually is, but how and why it became part of our economy in the first place.

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