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The Dollar's Reserve Currency Status Won't Last Forever

Central BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking

Blog24 min ago

Americans have benefited mightily by holding and trading with the world’s reserve currency, though most people haven’t given it a thought. No one remembers when the pound sterling held this distinction a hundred years ago. 

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What to Expect from Bidenomics

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/27/2021

In order to prevent the economy sinking into a lasting state of stagnation, what is required is to reduce both government spending and government regulation, and to rein in the Fed.

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Why the Utes Opposed Biden's Plans to Limit Oil Drilling

Decentralization and Secession

Blog01/27/2021

This week's clash over federal attempts to control tribal drilling rights highlights the importance of tribal sovereignty in limiting federal power. 

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Lessons on Economic Freedom from Ancient Greece

World History

Blog01/27/2021

Economic freedom isn't a modern invention, and ancient Greece can provide some useful examples that show how markets are the engine of prosperity and human flourishing. 

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Compared to Europe and China, America Is Still a Safe Bet

Financial MarketsU.S. Economy

Blog01/27/2021

There's a lot of excessive optimism about the economy during the next four years in America. However, the US still comes out on top when compared to Europe and China.

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Understanding the Roots and Causes of Inflation

Money and Banking

Blog01/26/2021

The gold standard has one tremendous virtue: the quantity of money under the gold standard is independent of the policies of governments and political parties.  It is a form of protection against spendthrift governments.

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How the Covid Crisis Exposed the Absurdity of "Certificates of Need"

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealthPrices

Blog01/26/2021

We're often told that it is too difficult to access healthcare services in America. So why are "certificate of need" laws being enacted making it harder to create new healthcare facilities? 

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In a Paranoid Nation, "Treason" Is Everywhere

Media and CultureThe Police StateU.S. History

Blog01/26/2021

In a free society, peaceful citizens deserve the legal benefit of the doubt. In an age where government agents have endlessly intruded onto people’s land and into their emails, citizens should not be scourged for transgressing unknown or unmarked federal boundaries.

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