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Central Banks Claim to Preserve the Value of Money through Inflation

Central BanksInflation

Blog9 hours ago

Central banks claim that their main purposes are to help an economy maintain high rates of employment and price stability. Ironically, they claim to do this through inflation targets.

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Cryptocurrency as Money—Store of Value or Medium of Exchange?

BitcoinMonetary TheoryPraxeologyValue and Exchange

Standard neoclassical definitions of money call it a means of exchange and a store of value. But is this correct?

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Can National Conservatism Threaten the Regime?

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog09/21/2022

NatCon featured diverse views on the Right, engaging the most pressing issues facing the civilized world. Whether National Conservatism becomes a force for good or—as the fusionism of old—becomes a vessel to grow the regime is to be seen.

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Central Bankers Are Gaslighting Us about the "Strong Dollar"

Money and BanksU.S. History

Blog09/20/2022

US central bankers are guilty of much, but it's not their fault that central bankers elsewhere are so often even worse and have made their currencies weak compared to the dollar. 

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Can We See the End of the World from Here? Will We Still Feel Fine?

Book ReviewsGlobal Economy

Blog08/15/2022

Typical discussions about the fate of our planet center around issues like war, climate change, and sovereignty. Peter Zelhan says "the halcyon days of 1980–2015 are over."

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Central Banks Have Been Hedging Rampant Regulation. Will This End Now?

Central BanksFinancial MarketsInflation

Blog08/10/2022

The latest bout of inflation has exposed how central banks around the world have used easy money policies to help cover for the economic drag created by the regulatory state.

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Covid-19 and the Continuing Erosion of Private Property Rights

Property Rights

Blog07/19/2022

Lest anyone underestimate the brutality of state control, the way governments have handled the covid-19 pandemic demonstrates the authorities have not yet hit bottom.

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Contrary to Public Myths, Rent Control Hasn't Been a Success in Sweden

Economic PolicyPrice Controls

Blog07/18/2022

Rent control was imposed in Stockholm to "stabilize" the housing market. Not surprisingly, "stabilization" has meant housing shortages and years-long waits for available apartments.

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