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Fear Makes It Easy for Governments to Expand Power

Big GovernmentHealthLegal System

Blog03/25/2020

Why are governments so enthusiastic about shutting down businesses when other less draconian measures are available and prudent? The answer lies in the fact that governments can act with near impunity and want to maximize their power.

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Fail: Quantitative Methods Presume That Human Action Is Reflexive

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

Blog03/21/2020

Quantitative methods can't be applied to human action, which is purposeful and not a mere reflex. For this reason, mathematical formulas can only describe events, never explain them.

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Fed Nominee Judy Shelton Wants Sound Money—and Lots of It

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/21/2020

Judy Shelton may be a tolerable—at least to Republicans—candidate for the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

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Fed Policy vs. ECB Policy: A Comparison

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

The Fed and the ECB have taken two different paths since the 2008 crisis. Here's what you need to know.

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Freedom of Choice is What Sets Capitalism Apart — Not Competition

Blog01/28/2019

All economic and political systems involve competition over scarce resources. So it's wrong to say competition is the distinguishing characteristic of capitalism.

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Falling Prices Are a Good Thing

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/16/2018
Entrepreneurs, in the pursuit of the price that will yield profits, will direct real funding towards the improvement of people’s lives and well-being.
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Fractional-Reserve Banking and Money Creation

Money and Banking

Blog06/16/2017
Private banks are important drivers in the creation of unbacked money. But, they'd be far more constrained in this were it not for central banks.
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