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The Fed: Harming the Economy for over a Century

The FedInflationUnemploymentU.S. EconomyU.S. History


While we criticize the Fed for its monetary predations over the past few years, we really should look at the harm the Fed has caused for more than a century. Its record is abysmal.

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The Great Phony Disinflation Enters Its Finale

The FedInflationMonetary PolicyPolitics


Supposedly, the "big news" is the decline of inflation. However, the monetary and political forces driving the latest bout of inflation have not gone away.

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The Coming Collapse of the Global Ponzi Scheme

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyThe FedU.S. Economy


In the global Ponzi scheme, thin air and deceit substitute for sound money. As hedge-fund manager Mitch Feierstein ...

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The State Protects Itself While Crime against Ordinary People Surges

U.S. History


The regime has increasingly been consumed with paranoia over threats to itself—propagandistically termed "threats to democracy"—while real crime against private citizens is clearly not a priority at all. 

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Thanks to Government, Maui's Lahaina Fire Became a Deadly Conflagration

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismEconomic Policy


While progressives blame climate change for the deadly Lahaina fire, government created the conditions for the blaze and then helped set it.

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The European Energy Crisis May Be Back Soon

The Environment


The European Union should have abandoned ideological decisions and allowed technology, competition, and industry to provide the optimal solution that delivers a competitive and secure supply of energy. 

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Thatcher's New Style of Government

Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic PolicySocialism


The possible bankruptcy of Thames Water Company in Great Britain brings to mind the heady days 40 years ago when Margaret Thatcher's government was privatizing state-owned enterprises, including TW. Not all privatization stories have happy endings.

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The Taxpayers Bailed Out Yellow Trucking. It Went Bankrupt Anyway.

U.S. Economy


The Trump administration doled out $700 million in CARES “loans” to trucking firm Yellow. Now Yellow has gone bankrupt, and the taxpayers may foot the bill.

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