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Inflation: Its Effects and Failures

Inflation

Blog5 hours ago

Inflation, the issue of additional paper money, and credit expansion are always intentional; they are never acts of God which strike people, like an earthquake.

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Military Generals Are Just Another Group of Self-Interested Technocrats

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/21/2020

In recent decades, active generals and retired generals have grown into a group of politically influential technocrats who are regularly feted in the media as incorruptible experts.

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The Gender Feminist–New Left–Marxist Axis Attacks All Civil Society

ProgressivismSocialismPolitical Theory

Blog09/19/2020

Gender feminism, the New Left, and Marxism all share an anticapitalist stance and the framework of class struggle. The difference is that gender feminism, the New Left, and their ideological heir have redefined the antagonists.

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If the Election Produces No Clear Winner, the Military Is Definitely Not the Answer

Blog09/18/2020

The disputed election of 1876 could have led to another civil war. Fortunately, civilian institutions intervened to create a compromise, and the military was kept out of it.

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Riots Only Help Fuel Urban Impoverishment

Blog09/18/2020

Riots (unlike peaceful protests) are economically disastrous for inner cities. They also tend to create blowback against the people the riots claim to be defending.

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The Fed Is Planning Another Ultralong Period of Ultralow Rates

Blog09/17/2020

The Fed plans to keep interest rates near zero, while monetizing debt, financing zombie companies, and pouring new dollars into the market. But that may not be enough.

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Federal Judge: Pennsylvania's Stay-at-Home Order Is an Assault on Human Rights

Blog09/17/2020

Judge Stickman is right that the Pennsylvania lockdown cannot be defended by anyone who takes human rights seriously. 

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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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