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Italy’s Central Bank Admits Wealth Redistribution Leads to Corruption

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog08/07/2018

“Corruption is a regular effect of interventionism,” Ludwig von Mises once wrote, and we see this principle at work today in the European Union.

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It's Time to Give Up on Britain's National Health Service

Blog07/16/2018

Britain used to be a world leader in health care innovation and quality. No longer.

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Is Norway a Role Model for "Democratic Socialism"?

Global EconomyPoverty

Blog07/14/2018

If Scandinavian countries are socialist, then so is the United States.

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Is Libertarianism Utopian?

Political Theory

Blog07/07/2018

Although libertarian principles are radical, the path to fulfilling them may not be that radical at all. 

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Inflationary Double-Talk

Labor and Wages

Blog07/05/2018

Price controls, tariffs, and wage controls are politically attractive as such powers are to a ruling clique, but they make no sense economically.

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In Hiking Interest Rates, Jerome Powell is Living Dangerously

Booms and BustsThe FedFinancial Markets

Blog06/14/2018

The Fed is already living dangerously with its recent hike, and further rises will all but guarantee a credit crisis. 

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Inflation for Beginners

Money and Banking

Blog06/12/2018

Let us see what happens under inflation, and why it happens.

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Italy, "Safe Bonds," and Europe’s Populist Fantasyland

Blog05/29/2018

The bummer about the euroskeptics in Italy is that their primary interest is making Italy's bloated public sector ever bigger. 

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