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U.S. EconomyU.S. History
Joe Biden thinks that unless there's widespread government intervention in the economy, economic inequality "brews and ferments political discord and basic revolutions."
Money and BanksWorld History
It took many centuries for regimes to secure the sort of prestige and power necessary to claim a monopoly over money. From the state's perspective, it has been worth it.
The causes of today's skyrocketing housing prices are different in many ways from what happened in 2008. But that doesn't mean we're barreling toward a happy ending.
Homicide rose at a remarkably fast rate in 2020. This may be a sign that the public is losing faith in the legitimacy of the regime. We see this from doubts about elections to outrage over riots and police abuse.
Money and Banks
The Nigerian central bank uses all the same tools as other central banks. And it uses them a lot.
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.
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.
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.