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Why Did the World Choose a Gold Standard Instead of a Silver Standard?

World History

Blog01/05/2022

The adoption of gold as the preferred commodity money was never inevitable or based on some sort of natural law of money. Many coincidences and political schemes were key factors.

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Taking Back Our Liberty in 2022

U.S. History

Blog01/04/2022
The history of these past two years is that the worst ideas have been adopted by force and anyone questioning those ideas has been suppressed by force.
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Will Artificial Intelligence Create a Socialist Paradise?

World History

Blog01/04/2022

This is freedom: "That he is independent of the arbitrary power of his fellows … [freedom] arose in the process of social development and its final completion is the work of mature Capitalism.”

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Inflation or Recession? The Fed Faces a Choice.

Booms and BustsThe Fed

Blog01/03/2022

Contractionary monetary policy may be necessary to slow the rise of inflation, but the recessionary results of this remind us why the Fed's inflationary policy is so dangerous.

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Japan's Inflation Is Hidden behind Central Bank–Financed Subsidies

Money and Banks

Overall, at least 50 percent of the consumer price index in Japan appears to be government controlled, which is reflected in the significant growth of government spending on subsidies.

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The First Economics Lesson

Political Theory

Blog01/01/2022

Economics is haunted by more fallacies than any other study known to man. This is no accident. 

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Why the Debt Ceiling Won't Limit Debt or Spending

Money and BanksTaxes and Spending

Blog01/01/2022

From its inception, the Fed's job has been to pay off the debt and cover excess expenditures with newly printed paper money.

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Could 2022 Bring the Collapse of the Euro?

Financial MarketsGlobal EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog01/01/2022

With the Eurozone’s global systemically important banks geared up to 30x, rising bond yields of little more than a few percent could collapse the entire euro system.

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