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Despite Our Own Inflation, the Dollar Dominance Takes Down the Yen and Euro

Central BanksInflation

Blog08/04/2022

Even though the Fed has been inflating the US dollar with impunity, neither the yen nor the euro can challenge the USD.

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Divine Monarchy: Exploitative or Beneficial?

Property RightsWorld History

Blog07/29/2022

While divine monarchy might seem illogical or archaic, it had a larger positive economic impact in society that historians have overlooked.

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Do Price Increases or Money Supply Increases Misallocate Resources?

Booms and BustsInflation

Blog07/25/2022

As prices rise, many people—including economists, who should know better—claim that price increases are inflation. They are not.

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Don't Let Them Claim Uvalde's Police Failure Was Just a Local Problem

U.S. History

Blog07/21/2022

Nearly four hundred local, state, and federal police were involved in the law enforcement debacle at Uvalde. Ninety-one state troopers did nothing. This isn't just local. 

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Do Free Markets Create a Wasteful "Landfill Economy"? Definitely Not

CapitalismFree Markets

Blog07/20/2022

Critics claim the market economy engages in "planned obsolescence" that encourages throwing good products into landfills. In fact, activities that might seem wasteful are the best use of resources.

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Developing Countries Don't Need Wealth Transfers; They Need Free Markets

CapitalismEconomic FreedomFree MarketsSocialism

Blog07/08/2022

The standard line among the Great Reset crowd is that capitalism exploits poor nations and causes poverty. In reality, capitalism and free markets have reduced poverty around the world.

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Don't Blame Social Media. Blame the Politicization of Nearly Everything

DemocracyStrategy

Blog06/25/2022

Although social media is blamed for many social ills, the sickness doesn't come from Twitter or Facebook but from how the ruling classes have politicized life itself.

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Degradation and Nationalization: The Inevitable Ways of Russian Autocratic Economic Policy

Big GovernmentSocialismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog06/07/2022

Between Western sanctions and its own statist economic intervention, the Russian economy is headed downward and there is not much optimism ahead.

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