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How Asset Price Inflation Is Different from Goods Price Inflation

Money and Banks

Blog11/09/2021

Asset price inflation is the process by which "irrational" speculation in asset markets is spurred by monetary inflation. This can occur even without any accompanying goods price inflation.

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How Media and Tech Elites Seized Control of Elections

Book Reviews

Blog11/04/2021

Our aim ought not to be to make democracy “work better” but to use revelations of corruption as a tool to question altogether its value as a political and social system of organization.

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How Science So Often Devolves into Quick Fixes and Quackery

Book Reviews

Blog10/28/2021

One mistake we make is to assume that the people who shout the loudest about their research must thus be right, or even know what they’re talking about.

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How the West Pushed back the Frontiers of Death

World History

Blog10/20/2021

Thanks to capital accumulation and other innovations in the West, life expectancy grew beyond anything previously imagined. The benefits spread from there.

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How the Fed's Easy Money Spurred Today's Financial Frenzies

Money and Banks

Blog10/15/2021

It was government policies that kick-started the engine of financial innovation, wrongly blamed by many in the press and left-leaning academia for this increased economic instability.

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How Praxeology Helps Us Understand the Real World

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog10/08/2021

"Praxeology … does not deal in vague terms with human action in general, but with concrete action which a definite man has performed at a definite date and at a definite place."

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How "Cultural Distance" between Societies Can Hamper Economic Prosperity

World History

Blog10/06/2021

Cultural disparities between national, linguistic, or cultural groups can prevent the spread of trade and hamper the adoption of useful economic strategies. 

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How Fiat Money Made Beef More Expensive

Beef has become more expensive than pork. Could fiat money have driven resources toward pork-centered "factory farms" and away from less capital-intensive beef production?

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