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Fed-Driven Asset Price Inflation Means You Can Now Buy Less House Than You Could Before

Booms and BustsInflationMonetary Policy

Blog02/27/2020

Central banks are driving asset price inflation in stocks and real estate. That means people holding those assets get richer. But everyone else just gets higher prices.

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Trump's Betrayal of Julian Assange

Anti-PoliticsBig GovernmentLegal SystemWar and Foreign Policy

Blog02/24/2020

It is ironic that a president who has been the victim of so much deep state meddling has done the deep state’s bidding when it comes to Assange and Wikileaks. The deep state that Trump is serving by persecuting Assange is the same deep state that continues to plot his own ouster.

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The Era of Boom and Bust Isn't Over

Booms and BustsBusiness CyclesCapital and Interest Theory

Blog01/31/2020

Central banks have done nothing to end the boom-and-bust cycle. Instead, their unscrupulous interventions in credit markets just prolong the boom. But it's a huge mistake to assume that bringing market interest rates to zero will create a perpetual boom.

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The Wealth Redistribution Scam that Is "Inflation"

Booms and BustsMoney and Banks

Blog12/24/2019

As money loses its purchasing power, income and wealth are stealthily redistributed. Some individuals and groups of people are enriched at the expense of others.

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Why this Boom Could Keep Going Well Beyond 2019

Booms and BustsFinancial Markets

Blog12/07/2019

As long as there is still room for pushing the market interest rate down even further, the chances are reasonably good that the boom continues, and that the bust will be postponed into the future.

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Maternal Care Scandal in Britain’s NHS Reveals Human Costs of Socialised Medicine

HealthSocialism

Blog11/26/2019

In a sense, it is hardly surprising that so little attention has been paid to scandals within universal healthcare systems given the histories of underperformance, scandal, and perpetual crisis associated with many such systems.

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The US Dollar Beast

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/01/2019

Without a turn toward hard money, the odds are that the world’s dependence on the Greenback will not decline but presumably grow even more in the years to come.

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The Disaster of Negative Interest Policy

Blog08/22/2019

Only gradually, the damage becomes visible. Economic growth is dwindling; political conflicts over income distribution are increasing; the state becomes more and more powerful.

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