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Monetary Policy and the Present Trend toward Central Planning

Money and Banks

Blog3 hours ago

There is need to realize that the economic policies of self-styled progressives cannot do without inflation. They cannot and never will accept a policy of sound money.

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Thanks to Central Banks, the Old Investment Rules Don't Apply Anymore

Financial Markets

Blog6 hours ago

Thanks to central banks' easy money policies, historically low interest rates and a desperate search for yield have created new danger zones for investors trying to stay out of trouble.

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Why Business Owners Can't Just "Pass on" Tax Costs to Consumers

Taxes and Spending

Blog11 hours ago

If business owners could increase their prices without a loss in sales, they would have already done so. Yet many conservatives mistakenly claim tax increases are just "passed on" to consumers.

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Why Interventionist Economists Love to Talk about Externalities

Property Rights

Blog10/25/2021

Step 1: claim that only government can solve the problem of "externalities." Step 2: claim that externalities are everywhere. Step 3: send in bureaucrats to solve every "problem" caused by externalities.

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1789: The First Thing the New American Government Did Was Raise Taxes

Blog10/25/2021

It turned out that taxation with representation could be just as oppressive as taxation without representation. Or worse.

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Digitalization Could Move Medical Care beyond "Government Healthcare"

Health

Blog10/25/2021

Government healthcare is centrally planned healthcare. Innovations in the decentralized "digitalization" of medicine could finally move medicine back in the direction of markets.

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No, Healthcare Is Not a Communal Resource

Health

Blog10/23/2021

Supporters of vaccine mandates are pushing the idea that healthcare is a communal resource. This idea allows them to make false moral claims about how everyone owes it to "society" to get vaccinated.

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Why Fans of Censorship Are Obsessed with Stories about Yelling "Fire!" in a Theater

Blog10/23/2021

The fact that such a vacuous and irrelevant example became such a compelling argument for the government restriction of freedom of speech in many other areas is disturbing.

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