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Low Interest Rates, Weak Growth

Money and Banks

Blog3 hours ago

You can have strong growth, or you can have negative interest rates with low bond yields. You can't have all at the same time. 

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Let's Level the Playing Field between the Dollar and Competing Currencies

Money and Banks

Blog05/19/2021

Thanks to so many government restrictions on the use of potential monies that aren’t the dollar, we can only guess as to what the relationship between dollars and bitcoin would be in a functioning marketplace. But it doesn't have to be that way.

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Lord Acton: Libertarian Hero

World History

Blog04/30/2021

When some years ago I first read Murray Rothbard's description of Lord Acton as "the great Catholic libertarian historian," I suspected overstatement. The more I learned from and about Acton, however, the more Rothbard's words rang true. 

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Local Nullification: A Way to Fight Both State and Federal Despots

Decentralization and Secession

Blog04/29/2021

Local nullification offers a practical guide to resisting tyranny in a way that reflects the real wishes of local community members against the ivory-tower mentality of their government “representatives.”

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Lockdowns and Easy Money Bring a Weak Recovery for Europe

Global Economy

Blog04/01/2021

The eurozone still had an unemployment rate of 8.3 percent and more than 7 million furloughed jobs at the end of February. This is just one outcome of the EU's harsh lockdowns and regulation-caused malaise. 

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Lockdowns Are More Economically Devastating Than Voluntary Social Distancing

Health

Blog03/29/2021

Lockdowns advocates claim fear of the virus is really what kept people home—and has thus led to the economic destruction of the past year. But they also claim that without forced lockdowns, people will quickly go back to normal. Both can't be true. 

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Lessons on Economic Freedom from Ancient Greece

World History

Blog01/27/2021

Economic freedom isn't a modern invention, and ancient Greece can provide some useful examples that show how markets are the engine of prosperity and human flourishing. 

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Let's Abolish Those Presidential Medals of Freedom

U.S. History

Blog01/19/2021

Never trust a president's judgment when it comes to what constitutes freedom. The absurd presidential record on Medals of Freedom illustrates this well. 

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