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What the Failed 55-MPH Speed Limit Law Tells Us About COVID Lockdowns

Big GovernmentHealthMedia and Culture

Blog3 hours ago

Americans were once harangued by government "experts" about the need to slow down on highways in order to save lives. Few listened. Today, laws demanding everyone "stay at home" may suffer a similar fate.

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The Fed Is Doing "Whatever It Takes" to Prop Up the Economy. That's a Very Bad Thing.

InflationMonetary PolicyInterventionism

There's now no difference between monetary policy and other government programs designed to prop up firms, industries, and other favored groups. The Fed is simply another government planning agency.

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Central Banks Are Destroying What Was Left of Free Markets

InflationThe FedMonetary Policy

Blog05/23/2020

The Fed and other central banks are entering into a huge money-printing experiment in hopes of keeping the government-spending machine going at full speed forever. The unintended consequences will be highly destructive.

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Why Didn't the 1958 and 1918 Pandemics Destroy the Economy? Hint: It's the Lockdowns

Blog05/21/2020

The 1958 pandemic killed twice as many people as COVID-19 has so far. Yet, the economy in 2020 has collapsed far worse than either in 1958 or the far worse pandemic of 1918.

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Do Lockdowns Work? Mounting Evidence Says No

Health

Blog05/20/2020

Most of the world's regimes enthusiastically destroyed their economies and consigned millions to destitution (and a rising tide of resulting health problems) in pursuit of a trendy and unproven theory. There's still not evidence that the lockdowns worked.

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The Japanese Love of Keynesian Economics Might Finally Be Coming to an End

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog05/20/2020

Decades of Keynesian policy have crippled the Japanese economy. Only a turn toward free markets offer a real way out.

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Money Supply Growth in April Ballooned to a New High

Money Supply

Blog05/18/2020

Fueled by unprecedented quantitative easing, central bank asset purchases, and various stimulus packages, the money supply growth rate ballooned in April to an all-time high.

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The Federal Deficit Is Setting New Records as Spending Explodes

Blog05/16/2020

US government debt is spiraling upward, with debt-to-GDP rising to World War II levels. How long can this last?

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