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Counterfeiting Money Is a Crime — Whether Done by the Fed or A Private Individual

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/13/2019

The consequences of counterfeiting are the same regardless of who does it. The counterfeiters are exchanging nothing for something — thus stealing from those who create real value.

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Capital is a Mystery to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Capital and Interest Theory

Blog04/04/2019

While Ocasio-Cortez has a degree in economics, she apparently never learned the lessons stressed by Hernando de Soto in his The Mystery of Capital.

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Cash for Clunkers: Yet Another Way Government Increased the Cost of Living

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog03/18/2019

No economy is made better off by destroying existing resources. But that's what "cash for clunkers" tried to do, while only driving up the price of transportation for middle and lower-middle class families.

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Cleaning Up "Marxist Trash" is the Best Way for Bolsonaro to Build a Better Brazil

Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal EconomyStrategy

Blog01/04/2019

It is encouraging to see the rise of a popular politician willing to use his platform to openly call out the dangers of Marxist ideology.

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Coffee Sellers Are Not Fundamentally Different from Banks

Blog11/14/2018

Whether dealing in coffee or loans, failed entrepreneurs can cost a lot of people a lot of money. But that's not a reason to bail out any of them.

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Conceived in Disgrace: The 350th Anniversary of the Creation of the Bank of Sweden

Money and BanksWorld HistoryMoney and Banking

Today the world's oldest central bank turns 350. In a just world, this anniversary would instead be an opportunity to end this monstrous experiment.

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