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Inflation: This Time Is Different

Inflation

Blog07/18/2020

There's more saving and less spending. This would bring deflation, but there's a catch: we're making less stuff, which means more money chasing fewer goods.

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Inequality is Overstated—and Overrated

CapitalismPovertySocialism

Blog06/15/2020

Measures of wealth inequality overstate actual inequality in terms of the standard of living of wealthy people relative to the rest.

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It Seems That Everyone Who Isn't a Hard-Core Leftist Is a "Libertarian"

It seems that if you're mildly against the drug war and sky-high taxes, you're a "libertarian" to many left-wing commentators—even if you also support programs like "universal basic income" and renewable energy boondoggles.

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In Times of Crisis, We Need Freedom More Than Ever

Blog05/15/2020

Determining which businesses shall be open and how many people shall be allowed to gather is just another form of central planning. And central planning schemes have never ended well.

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In Defense of Landlords

CapitalismLabor and Wages

Blog05/04/2020

Landlords invest their stored labor—savings—at a risk and with the knowledge that they won't recoup it for some time. In creating or renovating rental properties, they aid those who can't store their labor yet—tenants and laborers.

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If Face Masks Are Mandatory, Then It’s Time to End Mask Patents

Blog04/22/2020

Governments are set to make mask wearing mandatory in many places. Yet some companies are committed to limiting supply and charging monopoly prices thanks to government-created patents.

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In Bid to Extend Lockdowns, Leftist Governors Embrace "States' Rights"

U.S. History

Blog04/16/2020

In an effort to defy Donald Trump, Andrew Cuomo, NBC, and CBS have suddenly embraced what they have long hated: state sovereignty and the extensive decentralization mandated by the Tenth Amendment.

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In an Age of Pandemics We Need More Freedom to Trade, Not Less

Protectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog04/14/2020

It is thanks to global trade that we now have access to many more resources for treatment and prevention of disease, including COVID-19.

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