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COVID-19 Is Forcing Governments to Admit Their Regulations Aren't Really Necessary

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic Freedom

Blog04/16/2020

From medical practices to grocery shipments, governments are loosening restrictions in order to keep goods and services affordable. But if these restrictions are unnecessary now, why claim they are ever necessary?

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Central Banks around the World Embrace Unprecedented "Quantitative Easing"

Booms and BustsMonetary PolicyMoney and Banks

Blog04/14/2020

From New York to London to Brussels to Tokyo, central banks in the last two weeks have embraced a wide variety of extraordinary inflationary measures to prop up insolvent banks and governments.

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Calls for Central Planning in the COVID-19 Panic Are like the Calls for the "War Socialism" of Old

SocialismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/11/2020

Ludwig von Mises explained how "war socialism" doesn't win wars. Similarly, "COVID-19 socialism" won't win the "war" on disease.

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Creating More Money Won't Revive the Economy

Blog04/06/2020

What the economy needs now is more real savings and more real production. Creating more money will not help with either of these things.

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Capital Accumulation: The Way to Increase Wages

Labor and WagesTaxes and Spending

Blog04/03/2020

Real higher wages can't be created with a government fiat. Worker productivity must first be increased through greater investment.

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Canada Has Abolished Civil Liberties in the Name of "Safety"

Big GovernmentHealthThe Police State

Blog03/28/2020

The various levels of government in Canada have responded to the coronavirus pandemic. Their ill-advised solutions are to inflict economic hardship and withdraw civil liberties. The longer these authoritarian policies persist, the greater the risk to the social fabric.

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COVID-19 and the Planners’ Need to Plan

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationCalculation and Knowledge

Blog03/26/2020

Despite the fact that the CDC’s formal name includes the word “Prevention” and that its stated goals include various planning buzzwords, its managing of the COVID-19 response has been an unmitigated disaster.

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COVID-19: The "Experts" Have No Crystal Ball

Media and CultureCalculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog03/25/2020

The 2016 election was an important reminder that most experts were totally wrong in their predictions of what would happen. Now the experts are claiming that freedom and markets must be abandoned based on new guesses about the future.

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