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Central Banks Are Destroying What Was Left of Free Markets

InflationThe FedMonetary Policy

Blog05/23/2020

The Fed and other central banks are entering into a huge money-printing experiment in hopes of keeping the government-spending machine going at full speed forever. The unintended consequences will be highly destructive.

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Why Official Inflation Measures Don't Work

InflationOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/23/2020

In theory, it is possible to adjust inflation measures to account for the many constant changes in prices resulting from changing demand, quality, and innovations. But it's essentially impossible to execute these adjustments accurately.

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It Seems That Everyone Who Isn't a Hard-Core Leftist Is a "Libertarian"

It seems that if you're mildly against the drug war and sky-high taxes, you're a "libertarian" to many left-wing commentators—even if you also support programs like "universal basic income" and renewable energy boondoggles.

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Three Ways the Coronavirus May Significantly Accelerate Political Decentralization

Big GovernmentDecentralization and Secession

Blog05/22/2020

Although national tragedies tend to bring a country together, it seems clear that the coronavirus will leave America as divided as it has been in modern history.

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Why Those COVID-19 Models Aren't Real Science

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog05/22/2020

Lord Kelvin once said, “If you cannot measure it, then it is not science” and “your theory is apt to be based more upon imagination than upon knowledge.” This would certainly seem to apply to the many COVID-19 models now used to destroy human rights across the globe.

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Why an Economy Can't Work without Market Prices

Calculation and KnowledgePrices

Blog05/21/2020

Prices determined in the marketplace are absolutely essential to a functioning economic system.  This is no less true if today's property was redistributed unjustly in the past. Market prices today are the path to recovery.

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How Government Intervention Triggers Depressions

Business CyclesMoney SupplyProduction Theory

Blog05/21/2020

Thanks to past interventions, the economy is now rife with malinvestments and prices that don't reflect real demand. The solution is to allow deflation and other types of painful readjustment. Otherwise true growth will elude us.

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