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Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History
Staten Island once voted 2-to-1 to leave New York City. The Manhattan overlords ignored the vote. But Staten Island would be better off as a separate city, and the same holds true for Brooklyn and Queens.
In January 1921, thirty-five hundred people packed the Lexington Theater in midtown Manhattan to hear a debate of socialism. Ludwig von Mises in Vienna later called the debate "instructive."
A deflationary policy is just another type of intervention and in this sense it sets in motion a different form of the misallocation of resources.
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Austrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology
If people want to dismiss this school of thought, which many seem inclined to do for political (not theoretical) reasons, at least they should do so based on facts and knowledge, not on falsehoods.
Decentralization and Secession
Why subject yourselves to all the stress of the GOP retaking the House in 2022 and even the White House in 2024? Just secede now and save yourselves the trouble.
Media and Culture
Pollsters, many of whom predicted an overwhelming "blue wave," obviously failed miserably as reliable gauges of political sentiment. But prediction markets may offer an alternative.
Booms and BustsWorld History
Central banks were already fueling artificial bubble growth and malinvestment in tech firms. Then the lockdowns sped up the trend even more.