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War and Foreign Policy
While the US ratchets up efforts to isolate its many enemies, the Chinese, the Saudis, the Arab League, and OPEC all shrug and look to increasing international communication and trade.
Big GovernmentThe FedMoney and Banking
The government and its central bank act precisely as would a grand counterfeiter, with very similar social and economic effects.
Cronyism and CorporatismThe FedMoney and BanksU.S. Economy
We are familiar with the five stages of grief. However, it is not a stretch to apply those stages to what is happening to the banking system. Right now, we are in the second stage: anger.
Money and Banks
A "soft landing" is impossible unless the government cuts both taxes and government spending at the same time interest rates are rising. This won't happen, so get ready for a hard landing.
Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismProgressivism
President Biden recently claimed that "trickle-down economics" doesn't work but transferring wealth from taxpayers to politically connected people is the real trickle-down economics.
Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic FreedomWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionismPhilosophy and Methodology
Noam Chomsky's latest offering—a series of interviews—presents the best (and worst) of one of America's premier public intellectuals.
Central BanksInflationMonetary Policy
Although the Bank of England is largely responsible for inflation in the UK, its leaders blame British consumers and workers for the price increases.
A new Fed survey shows that banks are cutting back on lending big time. Over the past thirty-five years, this almost always predicts recession. Our economy can't survive without endless new infusions of easy money.