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The COVID-19 "Lockdowns" Are What Twenty-First-Century Mob Rule Looks Like

Blog11 hours ago

There is a misconception among critics of the COVID-19 lockdowns that they're being imposed over the howls of the local population, which wants freedom. If only that were true.

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The Pandemic Exposed the Frailty of the Financial System

Booms and BustsFinancial Markets

Blog04/04/2020

Contrary to Fed assumptions, we are not presently facing a problem of liquidity vis-à-vis Great Recession; we are confronted, instead, with a serious shortage of quality collateral.

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The Fed Offers "Bread," but No Circuses

InflationTaxes and Spending

Blog04/04/2020

The truth is that you and I need goods and services to live, not electronically printed dollars.

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The Fed Is Running Out of Bubbles to Create

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/03/2020

With each passing recession, the Fed finds it harder to refuel the last bubble, but the market moves on to the new bubble as the Fed keeps interest rates artificially low.

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The Crisis Has Exposed the Damage Done By Government Regulations

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog04/02/2020

The shortages and lack of flexibility caused by government red tape during the COVID-19 crisis has forced many governments to rethink their many arbitrary and unnecessary regulations.

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The Problem with the "Renters' Rights" Movement

Both renters and landlords have plenty of troubles when it comes to working together. But putting government regulators in the mix won't help matters.

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The Federal Government Owns 92 Percent of Student Loans. Why Do Politicians Lie About It?

EducationMoney and BanksTaxes and Spending

Blog04/01/2020

The federal government must accompany any loan forgiveness with a repeal of all programs for subsidizing and guaranteeing loans. Anything less would be a formula for socializing higher education.

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The Feds Are Suing Oracle for Discrimination, Even Though No One Has Complained

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog03/31/2020

Federal agencies have destroyed the separation of powers that is supposed to exist in the US legal system, so agency bureaucrats now act as investigators, prosecutors, judges, and juries.

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