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Can Economics Save Medicine?

Health

Blog11 hours ago

Medicine is absolutely poised for incredible entrepreneurial breakthroughs which will revolutionize not only the practice and delivery of medicine, but how we think about health altogether.

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Central Banks See No Way out of the Low Interest Rate Trap

Money and Banks

The last time a major central bank knowingly tried to end a low-rate policy regime occurred in Japan in the late 1980s. Since then, no central banker has wanted to repeat this unhappy experience.

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Canadian Secession: Then and Now

World History

Blog06/03/2021

Just as Canada had the right to secede from Britain, so too do the provinces and territories have a right to secede from Canada. Today, secession may be Alberta’s remedy against the Canadian regime's abuses.

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China's New Pandemic: A Bond Default Crisis

Blog05/25/2021

As the world’s second-largest economy attempts to return to its precrisis glory days, Beijing could potentially deal with a new pandemic that could have a sweeping effect on financial markets at home and abroad: a bond default crisis.

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Covid Deaths Plummet as Excess Mortality Falls to Precovid Levels

U.S. History

Blog05/12/2021

By mid March—when barely 12 percent of the population had been vaccinated—total excess mortality was back within 1 percent of 2019 levels. In other words, the number of deaths in the US is collapsing back to where it was before the official start of the pandemic. 

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Critics Claim Bitcoin Is a Threat to the Environment. They're Wrong.

Money and Banking

Blog04/12/2021

Opponents of bitcoin now claim that bitcoin mining causes global warming and is an environmental threat. But the boom-bust cycles caused by central banks and their fiat money are far worse than any carbon footprint bitcoin can produce.

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Cannabis Prohibition: Perspectives in Veterinary Medicine

Free MarketsHealthLegal System

The current cannabis prohibition policy creates scientific backwardness regarding cannabinoid drugs’ benefits and their actual harm. 

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Can Las Vegas Recover from Covid?

Booms and Busts

Blog03/30/2021

In Las Vegas, airline passengers plummeted 64 percent during 2020, and the convention business has collapsed. For Vegas, there are troubling signs that the world is not in a hurry to spend freely on extravagant face-to-face meetings. 

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