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France Is Catching Up to Japan, but Not in a Good Way

Inflation

France is seeing its wealth-to-income levels rise to Japan's level because it is becoming harder for people to save and build wealth.

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Cultural Traits and Work Ethic: Human Capital Matters

Economic FreedomEducation

Blog05/06/2022

Economic growth depends upon human capital development, which depends upon things like cultural views toward work and just plain showing up on time.

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The Fed's New "Tightening" Plan Is Too Little, Too Late

Money and Banks

Blog05/06/2022

The Fed has announced it will finally begin scaling back its balance sheet and raising rates. But the steps announced by the Fed on Wednesday are incredibly timid.

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Noninterventionism Is Not Isolationism: The US Government Should Stop Arming Ukraine

War and Foreign Policy

Blog05/05/2022

Proponents of arming Ukraine against Russia call critics "isolationists" as a pejorative term. But these "entangling alliances" have a history of sad endings with tragic results.

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Austrians Have Been Correct about Big Tech: Elon Musk Just Proved Them Right

Corporate WelfareDemocracyEconomic Freedom

Blog05/05/2022

The partisan leftism of much of the tech industry has led to conservatives calling for state intervention in the digital sphere. Elon Musk's recent purchase of Twitter proves this was wrong.

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From El Salvador to Africa, the Next Currency War Pits Populists against Bankers

BitcoinCentral BanksMoney and Banks

Blog05/05/2022

In the face of the coming hardship, central bankers and globalist institutions are going to demand more power to respond to the crisis they created. Bitcoin gives their political opponents a weapon against them.

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It’s Mid-2022 and the Fed Has Still Done Nothing to Fight Inflation

Money and Banks

Blog05/04/2022

In November, the Fed started its hawkish talk. Six months later, the economy is weakening, and the Fed has still done virtually nothing at all.

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Why Social Issues Dominate

Decentralization and SecessionMedia and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog05/04/2022

Social issues, from abortion to critical race theory to teaching gender identity in elementary schools, dominate our politics and media.

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