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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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Getting Liberalism Wrong

Media and CultureSocialism

Blog08/26/2020

What kind of liberalism are we talking about?

 
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Growth and Income Inequality in Africa

Cronyism and CorporatismPoverty

Blog08/19/2020

There are two kinds of inequality. One develops as societies innovate and become more productive. The other kind results from government corruption and intervention.

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Gold Prices Show There's a "Big Short" Going on in Official Currencies

Blog08/13/2020

A rising price of gold and silver in US dollars, euros, Chinese renminbi, Japanese yen, etc. means this:  the higher the price of this precious metal, the lower the exchange value of official currencies.

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GDP, Free Trade, and Prosperity

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog07/23/2020

GDP is not a useful measure of the material prosperity of a nation, and the way GDP is measured tends to hide the benefits of free trade.

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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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Goverment-Subsidized Technology Won't Save China's Economy

Socialism

Blog06/12/2020

China’s “new infrastructure” will likely be but one more example of the false promise of technology as an antidote to the irrationality of state-controlled economies.

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