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How to Destroy a Civilization

World History

Blog06/24/2019

Modern Monetary Theory is the new thing among progressives. But it's been tried by many others, including the Roman dictators who ruined the Roman economy and had Rome falling apart before the barbarian invasions.

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Digital Cash: Another Dangerous New Idea in Monetary Policy

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

"Digital cash" is the latest terrible idea from those who want to give central banks more power to meddle in the economy.

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End School Compulsory-Attendance Laws

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog05/25/2019

Just as people shouldn’t be forced to send their children to church, they shouldn’t be forced to send their children to a state-approved organization for secular education and training.

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Government-Created Monopolies Are Everywhere

Monopoly and Competition

Blog05/23/2019

Throughout American history, politicians have incessantly awarded preferential policies (e.g., “corporate welfare”) to special interests that has allowed them to create monopolies dominating virtually every major market.

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America's Defense Budget Is Bigger Than You Think

War and Foreign Policy

Blog05/13/2019

America's "defense" budget is really more than $1.2 trillion, more than double the Pentagon's official "base budget," once we include all the other related spending like that on "homeland security" and veterans affairs.

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Can a Commodity-Money Economy Co-Exist with a Fiat-Money Economy?

Just as unilateral free trade results in a more solid economy for the countries that adopt it — even within an international economy of protectionism in other countries — so would a commodity-money based economy surrounded by fiat-money economies.

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The Economic Recessions of the Late 1970s and Early 1990s

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsU.S. History

Blog04/18/2019

The most characteristic feature of post-WWII business cycles is that they have originated in deliberately inflationary policies directed by central banks. 

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