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Trump's Spending Is Delaying a Recovery. Biden Would Be Even Worse.

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog07/31/2020

Debt matters, even if interest rates are low. Increasing debt and spending means lower growth and weaker real wages in the future.

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The Government Wants Your Crypto Data. And Lots of It.

Big GovernmentBitcoinThe Police State

Blog07/29/2020

Cryptocoins aren't entirely anonymous, and the state is hard at work gathering as much information as it can on all crypto users.

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There Are No Winners in the US-China "Tech War"

Protectionism and Free TradeSocialismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/28/2020

The alleged rise of China to impending global tech dominance is greatly overstated. And US efforts to combat China will only make American companies less competitive.

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The Myth of the Failure of Capitalism

CapitalismProtectionism and Free TradeSocialism

Blog07/27/2020

It is true that socialism and interventionism have not yet succeeded in completely eliminating capitalism. If they had, we would rediscover the meaning of hunger on a massive scale.

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The Only Long-Term Solution to a Bust Is to Rebuild Savings

Blog07/25/2020

What is required is to seal off all the channels that undermine the generation of real savings. This means that what is required is to close all the loopholes that enable monetary pumping and to cut the government outlays to the bone.

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The COVID Panic Is a Lesson in Using Statistics to Get Your Way in Politics

Blog07/23/2020

When it came to debating the morality and prudence of COVID lockdowns, their proponents had an ever-growing death toll statistic on their side. Those who feared the dark side of coerced lockdowns lacked the advantage of a dedicated government stat.

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The World Is Drowning in Debt

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog07/21/2020

Debt is neither free nor irrelevant, as interventionists want us to believe, even if interest rates are low. More debt means less growth and a slower exit from the crisis, with lower productivity growth and a tepid employment improvement. 

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Three Reasons Representative Democracy Doesn't Work

Decentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

Blog07/20/2020

Even if the idea of democracy were a good one, there is a myriad of problems that come with translating the will of the voters into "representation" in political institutions. 

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