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Germany Can Save Itself, and Possibly the World, by Abandoning Four Failed Policies

Global EconomyStrategyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11 hours ago

Germany's foray into green energy is turning out to be a disaster, but abandoning the green utopia is only the first stage for that country. It is time to put common sense and sound economics at the forefront of German policy making.

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Green Myths and Hard Realities: Sri Lanka as a Warning

Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal EconomySocialismStrategy

Blog08/06/2022

While renewable energy and organic farming are considered sustainable, they're anything but. The collapse of Sri Lanka's green agricultural sector is a warning to the rest of the world.

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GDP Shrinks Again as Biden Quibbles over the Definition of "Recession"

Money and BanksU.S. Economy

Blog07/28/2022

The state of the economy is not good. Powell knows it. Yellen knows it. Most people in the real world know it. 

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Government "Stimulus" Schemes Fail Because Demand Does Not Create Supply

The FedFree Markets

Blog07/26/2022

Keynesians believe that if government spends more, it creates wealth in the process because it is "creating demand." But only wealth generation can create demand for goods.

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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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Government Intervention Is Fueling Food Shortages

World History

Blog06/24/2022

Neither the Ukraine war nor tough weather changes would threaten a global food shortage in a normal market environment. Unfortunately, world markets are riddled with regulations, killing production.

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Greenspan Would Be Proud: A Lesson in Fed Speak

The FedMoney and Banks

Blog06/04/2022

The Federal Reserve continues the proud Greenspan tradition of obfuscation and confusing language to describe its reckless actions.

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Government Spending Is the Real Tax; Deficits Are a Sideshow

Economic PolicyProgressivismFiscal Theory

Blog05/26/2022

While politicians claiming to be "fiscally responsible" call for balanced budgets, the real drag on the economy is government spending itself.

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