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Political Upheaval Is Not Threatening “Our Democracy.” Our Democracy Is.

Democracy

Blog04/14/2022

The current political polarization in the USA is not a "threat" to "our democracy." Instead, democracy as we know it is the prime reason for the polarization.

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How Russia Uses Immigration and Naturalization to Grow State Power

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog04/14/2022

Moscow has used naturalization and immigration to effect demographic change and encourage conflict between ethnic groups in neighboring states. It has proven to be an effective foreign policy tool.

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How Fully Private, No-Insurance Hospitals Help the Common Man

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsHealth

Blog04/14/2022

The standard line with progressives is that unless government controls medical care, prices will skyrocket. But what if the free market model costs less than government-directed care?

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Instead of War, Russia, Ukraine and Their Allies Should Try the Free Market

Free MarketsWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/13/2022

To no one's surprise, governments that interfere with their economies at every turn are at war with each other. Perhaps there is another path to peace.

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Deflation: Bad for the Government, Good for Producers and Consumers. What's Not to Like?

Booms and BustsCentral BanksInflationBusiness CyclesMonetary Theory

Blog04/13/2022

The "experts" solemnly tell us that deflation is even worse than inflation, and that deflation always will lead an economy into recession. The truth turns such "wisdom" upside down.

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Real Wages Fall Again as Inflation Surges and the Fed Plays the Blame Game

Blog04/12/2022

Money printing may bring rising wages, but it also brings rising prices for goods and services. And those increases are outpacing the wage increases.

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We Still Haven't Reached the Inflation Finale

Blog04/12/2022

Is it too much to hope that the current inflation will "burn out" via similar mechanisms that have reined in inflation in the past?

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Do Institutions Play a Role in Promoting Economic Growth? In Short, Yes.

DemocracyProperty Rights

Blog04/12/2022

We are told that economic growth goes along with liberal democracy. But social institutions play an important role that transcends the political order.

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