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The Fed's Money Supply Measures: The Good News—and the Really, Really Bad News

Money and Banking

Blog9 hours ago

Here's a likely reason the Fed has chosen to hide its data on government deposits: the explositon of Treasury deposits at the fed “fuels … suggestions that the Fed is directly financing the government [and] foster[s] uncertainty about central bank independence.”

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The V-Shaped Recovery Never Happened

U.S. Economy

Blog03/06/2021

Some may remember all that talk about a "V-shaped recovery" last year. That was back when we were being assured that just a few weeks of lockdowns was going to bring the economy roaring back. Clearly, that never happened. 

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To Understand Economics, First Understand Private Property

World HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog03/06/2021

Rothbard recognized that money and exchange could not develop without first establishing private property. So Rothbard also recognized that it was important to develope theories of how private property might come about. 

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To Stop the Left, America Needs a Rothbardian Right

Decentralization and SecessionDemocracyOld Right

Blog03/06/2021

Thankfully for the American right, there is another alternative to the neoconservatism of William Buckley, the neoliberalism of Milton Friedman, and the paleo-progressivism of Teddy Roosevelt: the libertarian populism of Murray Rothbard.

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Aggregated Data Hides the Damage Done by Minimum Wage Hikes

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog03/05/2021

Much of the harm is disguised by focusing on forecasts of higher aggregate income for the poor. Individuals, on the other hand, are another story. 

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Rothbard Explains How to Recover from an Economic Crisis

Booms and Busts

Blog03/05/2021

The answer lies in audacious economic reforms that favor markets and entrepreneurs: liquidate bad investments, let deflation happen, cut government spending, cut taxes, let wages fall.

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This Is What the Progressives Want To Do to Us

U.S. History

Blog03/05/2021

Think of Minneapolis and Portland and then apply that model nationwide. Then you have an idea where progressive radicals want to take us. 

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Rothbard Roundtable

Blog03/05/2021

We asked some of our writers and scholars to talk about why Rothbard is worth remembering. Here's what they had to say.

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