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How to Think about the Fed Now

Blog04/15/2020

The Fed is, in effect, a lawless economic government unto itself. It is the lender of first resort, a kind of reverse pawnshop that pays top dollar for rapidly declining assets.

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How Government Makes a Pandemic More Deadly

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and Regulation

From trade barriers to disastrous government regulations, government intervention has crippled society's ability to respond well to the spread of disease.

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How the CDC Prevented Fast and Accurate Testing for COVID-19

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog04/09/2020

After weeks of bungling, faulty tests, and policy reversals the CDC bureaucrats managed to achieve some semblance of competence. But by then they were already far behind the curve.

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How Risk-Based Healthcare Could Make Us Healthier

Health

Blog04/08/2020

A healthcare system based on responsible risk management systems would provide market incentives for people to improve health while cutting costs for some needy populations.

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How the Left Is Trying to Blame Capitalism for COVID-19 Deaths

HealthSocialism

Blog04/06/2020

The Left conveniently ignores dozens of state-dominated and state-controlled medical systems and decides that the lack of preparedness for COVID-19 was all the fault of those small slivers of healthcare systems that are actually private.

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How Easy Money Is Increasing the Devastation of the COVID-19 Panic

Booms and BustsInflationMonetary Policy

Blog04/02/2020

Central banks have created a brittle economy without real savings and without much room to maneuver. Central banks now want more of the same in a bid to fix what they broke.

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How the Fed Sows Social Division and Mistrust

Blog03/31/2020

As the central bank continues to pick winners and losers with its profligate monetary policy, social divisions will worsen.

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How Governments (and the Fed) Make Life Harder for Young Families

Blog03/28/2020

Government institutions, including central banks, have long been responsible for increases in the cost of living. But the burden often falls most on those who are just starting out in their adult lives.

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