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When "Free Trade" Agreements Are a Polite Form of Protectionism

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog01/12/2021

With the Caribbean trade bloc Caricom, we find an international "free" trade agreement being used by a Dominica-based company to demand more limits  on trade between Jamaica and a country outside the bloc. This isn't about free trade. 

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The Truth about January 6, and Where We Should Go from Here

U.S. History

What can be done now? President Trump should not urge us all to “come together.” Instead, he should support secession.

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Fiscal Stimulus vs. Economic Growth

Money and Banking

Blog01/11/2021

We're told more government spending will get the economy back on track. But increasing government spending weaken the process of wealth creation. 

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This Time Is Not Different: More Debt, Less Growth

Money and Banking

Blog01/11/2021

There is only one way to strengthen the recovery: To reduce structural imbalances by regaining budgetary sanity and implementing serious measures to attract capital. To fall back into propagandistic optimism would be a mistake.

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California Is Worse Than You Think

U.S. History

Blog01/09/2021

If California voters and politicians do not understand the current crisis, we will see the continuous march to perdition as California politicians refuse to acknowledge that they are killing the geese laying the golden eggs.

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Corporatism: Influential Farmers in India Oppose Profreedom Agricultural Reforms

Bureaucracy and RegulationCorporate WelfarePrice Controls

Blog01/09/2021

The silent majority is the one that benefits from recent agricultural reforms, but mounting pressure from the vocal minority has prompted the government to once again increase government meddling. 

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Socialists Claim Their System Is Morally Superior. They're Wrong.

CapitalismSocialismWorld History

Blog01/09/2021

Even granting the goals of “meeting people’s needs” and “selflessness” cherished by socialists, a property-based market economy is far superior at meeting those goals in modern civilization compared to a top-down, centrally controlled socialist system.

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Why Mainstream Economic Forecasts Are So Often Wrong

Money and BankingPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/08/2021

Thanks to politics, confirmation bias, and bad monetary economics, central banks have a lousy record when it comes to economic forecasts. 

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