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The Origins of Keynesian Economics: How Did It Get So Popular?

World History

Blog06/05/2021

Keynes's early critics repeatedly demolished Keynes's theories, pointing  out countless fallacies behind the so-called "new economics." Yet Keynes and his theories only gained in popularity. Why? 

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How Marriage Patterns May Have Helped Fuel Europe's Rise to Wealth

World History

Blog06/05/2021

Many factors help explain the rise of the West, including both decentralization and the embrace of laissez-faire. But Europe's unusual pattern of family formation is also a likely and important factor. 

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New York Politicians Have No Idea How to Fix the Subways

Blog06/04/2021

New York City subways are in deep financial trouble and the quality of service is in a downward spiral. Yet even talking about privatization is verboten.

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How Facebook Turned Its Market Success into a Culture War on America

U.S. History

Blog06/04/2021

Corporate America—from Facebook to Google to Major League Baseball—got rich by giving the consumers what they want. Now these big firms will use their riches to crush their ideological enemies. That's life in a "mixed economy." 

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Canadian Secession: Then and Now

World History

Blog06/03/2021

Just as Canada had the right to secede from Britain, so too do the provinces and territories have a right to secede from Canada. Today, secession may be Alberta’s remedy against the Canadian regime's abuses.

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The Economics of the Extended Family: From Risk Management to Human Capital

Labor and WagesPoverty

Blog06/03/2021

Extended families have long functioned to provide alternatives to the state in terms of risk sharing and mutual aid. Other economic benefits include the refinement of human capital and economies of scale.

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A Libertarian Approach to Disputed Land Titles

Property Rights

Blog06/03/2021

Rothbard gives us the rough foundation of justice, but only common law juries—temporalized and local—can fill in the gaps.

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The Fed's Policies since the 2020 Coronavirus Panic

The FedInflation

Blog06/02/2021

Since the corona panic, the Fed has bought a ton of government bonds, but it's also started buying corporate bonds, has abolished reserve requirements, redefined their M1 measure, and switched to average inflation targeting.

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