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Donald Trump's Whig Is Showing

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog03/21/2017
Donald Trump has revived the old philosophy of the American Whigs — a political faction in favor of trade barriers and lots of government spending.
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Dwight Schrute Shows Us Why Speculators Are So Important

Media and CultureCalculation and KnowledgeValue and Exchange

Blog03/06/2017
The TV character Dwight Schrute provides some valuable insights into how speculators provide essential and praiseworthy services in the marketplace.
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Democracy, the God That's Failing

Decentralization and SecessionStrategyPolitical Theory

Blog02/17/2017

Jefferson and Hoppe were right about democracy, but it took Trump and Brexit to show the world how quickly elites abandon it when they don’t prevail.

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Debt Isn't a Problem — Easy-Money Policies Are the Problem

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/16/2017
Debt can be a big factor in economic busts. But, the problem isn't debt. The problem is the easy-money policies behind the debt.
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Donald Trump Is the Least of Latin America's Worries

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/10/2017
The regimes of Latin America have been quite successful at destroying their own economies — without any help from Donald Trump.
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Did The Free Market Kill Coal?

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentInterventionism

Blog01/20/2017
Leftists often blame "the free market" for the demise of the coal industry. "And good riddance," they say. But, markets had very little to do with it.
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Did Ludwig von Mises Create Today's Crony Capitalism?

Blog01/09/2017

George Monbiot of Britain's Guardian newspaper seems to think that Mises is indeed the progenitor of today's crony capitalism and more.

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Dollar Retreats from Highs as FOMC Stays Skittish

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/09/2017

The Fed keeps hinting that it plans to raise the target rate more than once this year. But, the Fed's level of confidence is near zero.

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