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Is 2019 the New 2006?

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyU.S. Economy

The main indicators of the economic cycle point to a possible crisis and recession in the US economy. and maybe also in Europe.

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Intellectual Cover for Socialism

Philosophy and Methodology

07/25/2019The Free Market
But how can anyone deny that the East German or Russian experience is decisive evidence against socialism? The answer lies in creating a arcane theories that make socialism sound reasonable.
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Is Deutsche Bank a Canary in the Economic Coal Mine?

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog07/25/2019

The negative consequences of expansionary monetary policies take a while to show up, but Deutsche Bank's collapse may be the first sign of failure. 

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Ignore the Fear Mongering, Here's What Climate Change Models Actually Say

Big GovernmentThe Environment

Blog07/10/2019

The most alarming of the projections of climate change damages rely on naïve assumptions about human adaptability.

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INDIVIDUTOPIA and the Neo-Liberal "Society"

Socialism

Blog07/06/2019

Mises explained how the liberal society does not encourage isolation of individuals. In fact, “there is no conflict of interest between society and the individual, as everyone can pursue his interest more efficiently in society than in isolation.”

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It's No Bitcoin: Facebook's Libra Currency Is Tied to Government Currencies

Money and Banks

Blog06/28/2019

Libra's value is based on a basket of goods tied to government fiat currencies. Needless to say, Zuckerberg is no Hayek. And the Libra is no Bitcoin.

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Is There a Limit to How Big a Corporation Can Get?

EntrepreneurshipMonopoly and Competition

Blog06/27/2019

Natural constraints on firm size are numerous, and in a truly free market, large firms would be constantly prone to being broken up and put out of business by competition. And all to often, huge firms become more long-lived due to government intervention.

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Is Mexico Richer after NAFTA?

06/21/2019Power & Market

There is a clear correlation between expansions in international trade and reductions in poverty. The Mexican experience appears to be no different.

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