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The Hidden Link Between Fiat Money and the Increasing Appeal of Socialism

Money and Banking

Blog11/27/2019

The psychological impact of a lifetime within a fiat money economy cannot be underestimated. With more wealth seemingly available at the click of a computer button, refusal to spend more on government programs must stem only from cruelty and greed.

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The Feds Spend More on National-Debt Interest Than You Think

U.S. Economy

Blog11/06/2019

As the government continues to pile up trillion dollar deficits, when interest rates return to a historical norm, interest payments on the national debt may exceed payments to Social Security recipients.

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The EU's Protectionist Impulses Are Showing in Turkey Deal

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog10/22/2019

EU politicians and technocrats like to present themselves as progressive and enlightened policymakers. But that virtuous mask slipped after German auto giant Volkswagen announced that its new facility would be located in Turkey instead of an EU member nation.

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The Difference Between Ecology and Economics

The Environment

Blog10/15/2019

Environmentalists rightly point out it is very difficult to manage a complex ecosystem. But they conveniently ignore the fact it's even more difficult to manage an economic system — especially one thrown into disarray by environmental regulations.

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The Mythology of the "Natural Interest Rate"

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/14/2019

Central bankers are claiming that a global savings glut is driving down the "natural" interest rate to negative levels. They're wrong.

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The Difference Between Regulated Markets and Free Markets

Free MarketsInterventionism

Blog10/02/2019

What exchanges take place, and which do not, is affected by how markets are regulated. Black markets and regulated markets have different outcomes than free markets.

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Trade Restrictions Are an Assault on the Individual's Human Values and Rights

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog09/27/2019

Today's tariff policy relies on the fanciful idea that politicians can pull the right levers to make the economy more efficient or more just. As always, the idea is based on fantasy.

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The Idea of Alternative Currencies Is Going Mainstream

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/23/2019

The movement for alternative money is the result of the history of government monetary mismanagement.

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