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A Jobless Recovery Is Coming to Europe

Global Economy

Blog04/21/2021

The destruction of the free market, competition, and innovation may seem appealing to some now, but the likely outcome of poor employment, negative real wage growth, and stagnation should be a real cause of concern.

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America’s "Great Men" and the Constitutional Convention

U.S. History

Blog04/14/2021

The nationalists in favor of a new constitution in 1787 sent their richest, most schooled,  and most "distinguished" men. Fortunately for them, ceteris paribus, the more distinguished any given gathering, the more statist and reactionary it will likely be. 

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A $15 Minimum Wage Would Be a Huge Blow to the Small Business Economy

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog03/17/2021

Wage hike advocates effectively seek to force entrepreneurs to raise the costs of production after many of them have barely survived what became a catastrophic 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Antal Fekete, Gold, and Central Banks

Monetary PolicyMoney and Banks

Blog03/09/2021

Fekete was one of the few old Europeans to recognize the central role of money: on the positive side as a means of amicable division of labor, on the negative side as a casualty and lever of political intervention.

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Aggregated Data Hides the Damage Done by Minimum Wage Hikes

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog03/05/2021

Much of the harm is disguised by focusing on forecasts of higher aggregate income for the poor. Individuals, on the other hand, are another story. 

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American Households Made Economic Gains before Covid, but This Progress Can Be Lost

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog02/26/2021

Before 2020, there were growing signs of increasing economic prosperity for a wide variety of income groups in America. Whether or not this prosperity survives covid lockdowns and ever higher levels of government regulations remains to be seen.

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Almost a Year Later, There’s Still No Evidence Showing Governments Can Control the Spread of Covid-19

Health

Blog02/23/2021

The covid lockdowners still have no explanation for why California and Florida—with such different covid policies—have similar covid death rates. The White House's spokesman on the matter could only say it's "just a little beyond our explanation.”

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AOC and Schumer Want Taxpayer Funding for Covid-19 Funerals

HealthSocialismTaxes and Spending

Blog02/09/2021

Democrats want taxpayer funding for the families of those who died of covid. But, of course, there's no discussion of helping those who died as a result of covid lockdowns, such as those who were denied medical treatment for cancer. 

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