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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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In Defense of Turgot

World History

Blog12/10/2021

Turgot understood primitive modes of social organization are able to support much smaller numbers of people. If population increased, an egalitarian primitive society would be unable to cope with the added burden.

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State-Level Secession Isn't Enough. The States Themselves Must Be Radically Decentralized.

Blog12/10/2021

The benefits of decentralization don't stop at the state level. State governments themselves must be broken up into decentralized confederations that allow for local vetoes, local sovereignty, and regional autonomy.

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Those Pushing Monetary Stimulus Are Misled by Japan's Low Price Inflation

Money and Banks

Blog12/10/2021

Easy-money advocates who look to Japan as the model have not understood the fundamental reasons why inflation in Japan remained feeble during three decades of dismal economic performance.

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How Market Freedom Combats Economic Inequality

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog12/09/2021

Joe Biden thinks that unless there's widespread government intervention in the economy, economic inequality "brews and ferments political discord and basic revolutions."

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End Roe v. Wade: It's Time to Defederalize Abortion Policy

U.S. History

Blog12/09/2021

California has announced it seeks to become a "sanctuary state" for abortion should the Supreme Court overturn Roe v. Wade. That is, the situation would return much to what it was before 1973.

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