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Blog12/14/2021

Instead of protecting us, the state has delivered us and our property to the mob. The tenets of the Austrian school are the only way to fight back this encroachment.

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The Search for Yield Now Extends to Imaginary Land in the Metaverse

Financial Markets

Blog12/14/2021

“Rather than try to create a universe like Facebook, I said, ‘Why don’t we go in and buy the parcels of land in these metaverses, and then we can become the landlords?’”

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They'll Use the Welfare State to Get Compliance on Vaccine Mandates

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog12/13/2021

Regulatory powers have enabled government agencies to push vaccine mandates in new ways. But the welfare state also offers many ways to "encourage" compliance from nearly everyone. 

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Raiding the World Bank: Exposing a Fondness for Dictators

U.S. History

Blog12/13/2021

I was astounded at how many despots the World Bank was propping up. Bankrolling tyrants is the equivalent of a Fugitive Slave Act for an entire nation, preventing a mass escape of political victims.

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The West Must Stop Trying To Expand NATO into Ukraine

War and Foreign Policy

Blog12/13/2021

The US and NATO must do as little as possible to contribute to the conflict in Ukraine. This especially includes continuing to arm Ukraine and insisting that it has a future in NATO.

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Inflation Surges Near to a 40-Year High. Wages Aren't Keeping Up.

U.S. Economy

Blog12/11/2021

During November, average hourly earnings increased 4.8 percent, year over year. But with inflation at 6.9 percent, earnings aren’t keeping up. Meanwhile, the Fed will do little for fear of spooking Wall Street.

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Nirvana Economics: How Treating the Real World like an Imaginary Ideal World Leads to Trouble

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog12/11/2021

A lot of economic policy is based on "economics" which makes assumptions that have very little to do with actual reality.

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Vaccine Mandates and the Great Resignation: The Media Pretends There's No Connection

U.S. History

Blog12/11/2021

I don't know how much vaccine mandates have played a role in the massive exodus from the workforce, but I do know it's important to consider the possibility that the two are correlated. 

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