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The Problem with "Predictive" Theories of Economics

Book ReviewsPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog09/17/2020

There is almost never clear evidence that a theory's predictions are false. You can always adjust something in the theory to make it come out true, and that is what all too many economists do.

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The EU's Drive toward Political Centralization Will Doom Its Economy

Big GovernmentDecentralization and SecessionWorld History

Europe needs more than ever the principles that made it successful: decentralization, free trade, and sound markets.

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The Covid Crisis Has Helped Make the Blueprint for a European Superstate

Big GovernmentCentral BanksTaxes and Spending

Blog08/08/2020

The “cure” to the current crisis that is forced upon all Europeans now is not just worse than the disease; it is the disease.

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The Dangers Posed by State-Controlled Digital Currency

Central BanksInflationMonetary Policy

Blog07/07/2020

If we choose to break the state monopoly of money and allow private digital currencies to compete, a myriad of different solutions will emerge to serve a myriad of different needs.

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Thomas Sowell: Understanding Markets and Free Choice

Free MarketsSocialismU.S. History

Blog06/30/2020

Thomas Sowell has a gift for explaining how markets are simply the result of human beings making free choices. There is no single market answer to a problem. There are countless answers.

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The COVID Crisis Supercharged the War on Cash

Global EconomyMonetary PolicyMoney and Banks

Blog06/30/2020

The COVID panic gave the world's regimes a new reason to claim that physical cash should be outlawed. But this is just one of many strategies now in play to end the relative privacy and freedom cash provides.

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The German Court's Unexpected Blow to the ECB

Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemMonetary Policy

Blog05/29/2020

A high German court recently ruled that the European Central Bank has overstepped the bounds of its power. The angry response from high-ranking European bureaucrats tells us a lot about what they want for the EU.

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The Folly of "Ask What You Can Do for Your Country"

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/25/2020

Governments often demand that you "ask what you can do for your country," but those governments never guarantee us anything in return for our sacrifice.

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