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The Virus Isn’t Your Fault: Big-Picture Pandemic Data

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog42 min ago

Despite all the data we have on lockdowns, mask mandates, mask usage, hospitalization trends, and newly emerging vaccination data, one can only marvel at how trust in the public health system and ruling elite can persist in any capacity.

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Too Much Inflation? Just Raise the Inflation Target!

Money and Banks

Blog09/23/2021

The new "2 percent average" standard from last year helped the inflationists, but there are now calls for scrapping the "too low" 2 percent inflation limit altogether.

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Is an Educated Population Really Necessary for Innovation and Growth?

Education

Blog09/23/2021

The example of England in the Industrial Revolution suggests enormous amounts of innovation and growth can be achieved even without high levels of education among the general population. 

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Should War Be Made "Humane"?

War and Foreign Policy

Blog09/23/2021

Moyn fears that "humane warfare" along with programs of global surveillance, would subject the world to hegemonic control by one or a few dominant superpowers.

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Before a Bust, There Is Always a Boom (and Malinvestment)

Money and Banks

Blog09/22/2021

An economic depression is not caused by a decline in the money supply per se, but results from a shrinking pool of savings made possible by a previous bout of monetary inflation.

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Europe Faces a Fragile Economy as the Merkel Era Ends

Money and Banks

Blog09/22/2021

A euro collapse, rather than gas prices and bottlenecks, is the most likely source of sustained high CPI inflation in Europe following the Merkel era.       

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The Prospects for Soft Secession in America

AnarchyAnti-PoliticsDecentralization and SecessionLibertarianismLegal SystemProperty Rights

Blog09/21/2021

Is this trend toward soft secession necessarily illiberal? Is the potential for creating more states or political subdivisions, even if smaller and less sclerotic, moving us further from an idealized Hoppean private community model?

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Why Bureaucrats Are Sitting on So Much Money-Losing Real Estate

U.S. Economy

Blog09/21/2021

The Feds are sitting on a huge pile of decaying buildings. A private business would sell these off, but this task is apparently too difficult for federal bureaucrats. 

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