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How Central Banks Made the Covid Panic Worse

InflationMedia and CultureSocialism

Thanks to central banks, people now believe the myth that it is possible to shut down the economy and everything will be fine if we just print a lot of new money.  

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How the State Destroys Families

ProgressivismSocialismTaxes and Spending

Blog07/13/2020

Family policy has become an important area of ​​state growth in recent years. In the past, various state interventions served to protect the family (tax privileges, child benefits, etc.), but today’s politics are almost exclusively harmful to the family.

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How Government Regulations Make Housing Unaffordable

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsPoverty

The story of how housing became so unaffordable for so many is a tragic one. But this is a story of our own making, thanks to decades of misguided government regulations.

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How Government Makes a Pandemic More Deadly

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and Regulation

From trade barriers to disastrous government regulations, government intervention has crippled society's ability to respond well to the spread of disease.

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How the Fed Sows Social Division and Mistrust

Blog03/31/2020

As the central bank continues to pick winners and losers with its profligate monetary policy, social divisions will worsen.

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Henry Hazlitt on Longines Chronoscope

Media and Culture

Blog02/26/2020

Henry Hazlitt cohosted the CBS series Longines Chronoscope from June 16, 1952. The series ran from 1951–55 and featured notable people of the time.

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How Unions Reduce Real Wages

Labor and WagesMonopoly and Competition

Blog12/17/2019

The actual policies that labor unions have systematically followed from the beginning of their existence have in fact reduced the real wages of the workers as a whole below what they would otherwise have been.

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How to Destroy a Civilization

World History

Blog06/24/2019

Modern Monetary Theory is the new thing among progressives. But it's been tried by many others, including the Roman dictators who ruined the Roman economy and had Rome falling apart before the barbarian invasions.

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