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Governments Will Impose New Lockdowns If They Think They Can Get Away with It

The Police State

Blog09/16/2020

If lockdowns now seem to be receding, it's because policymakers fear another round of lockdowns would be greeted with resistance rather than obedience.

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Governments Never Give Up Power Voluntarily

Blog09/10/2020

"Politically there is nothing more advantageous for a government than an attack on property rights, for it is always an easy matter to incite the masses against the owners of land and capital."

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Gorging on Debt to Survive the COVID-19 Economy

Financial MarketsMonetary Policy

Blog07/22/2020

Our current position on debt seems to be akin to saying the only way to keep from drowning is pouring more water over the victim.

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Governments Created Too Many Criminals. Now They Want More Regulations to "Solve" the Problem

Blog11/22/2019

If governments really want to help former criminals get jobs, they should stop turning so many small-time offenses into crimes.

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Global Monetary Failure is Becoming Inevitable

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/25/2019

Politicians, who claim that a week in politics is the long term, fail to see any problem.

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Greta Thunberg To Poor Countries: Drop Dead

The EnvironmentGlobal Economy

Blog09/26/2019

It appears many Indians and Brazilians and Chinese are willing to risk the global warming for a chance at experiencing even a small piece of what wealthy first-world climate activists have been enjoying all their lives.

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Greenspan Expects the US to Embrace Negative Interest Rates. Here's Why That Would be "Catastrophic."

The FedMoney and BanksCapital and Interest Theory

Blog09/18/2019

Central banks’ economic models predict deeper negative rates are necessary in the event that a significant recession materializes. This would be a disaster.

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Government Spending on Colleges in the US Is Higher than in the Countries with "Free" College

EducationTaxes and Spending

Blog04/25/2019

Government spending on higher education is higher in the US than in Switzerland, Germany, or France. But colleges remain expensive here because they focus more on non-educational perks and extras.

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