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An Open Letter to President Trump on Trade and Tariffs

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/01/2018

Why attack the most vulnerable in our society, who benefit enormously from inexpensive imported retail goods?

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Trump’s Tweets End the Myth of Fed Independence

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/31/2018

The Federal Reserve is not politically independent — and it never was.

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British Left Unveils Plan to "Weaponize" the Bank of England

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/30/2018

The Labour Party wants the Bank of England to actively promote certain industries over others, not realizing that the Bank has already been doing this indirectly for decades.

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All Is Not Well In Financial Markets

Booms and BustsMoney and Banking

Blog07/24/2018

As investments — previously thought to be profitable — turn out to be flops, firms will start liquidating unfinished projects and layoffs will begin.

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Spending Our Way to a Fiscal Crisis

Booms and BustsTaxes and Spending

Blog07/23/2018

The Social Security and Medicare trust funds will both soon be bankrupt, putting additional strains on the federal budget and American taxpayers.

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How A Central Bank Caused One of History's Biggest Cons

World History

Blog07/18/2018

Perhaps no lesson from history better illustrates the dangers of credit expansion-fuelled business cycles than the story of the imaginary country of Poyais.

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Woodrow Wilson and the Tariff: Lessons for Today

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog07/09/2018

Since the Tariff Act of 1789, the tariff has been the playground of special interests, and used as a means of rewarding political friends, and harming political enemies.

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How the United Kingdom Became a Police State

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog07/06/2018

Contrary to the government's claims, Britain is not becoming safer as the British government becomes bigger.

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