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Is Guaranteed Basic Income the Solution to Robots Taking Our Jobs?

Labor and Wages

Blog3 hours ago

The automation doomers assume that when jobs are eliminated by automation in one place, that the number of jobs are permanently gone. For this to be true, there would have to be no growth in the need for labor elsewhere.

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A Brief History of Secession Referenda in Europe

World History

Blog06/12/2021

In many cases, these plebiscites have only provided an option to attach the region in question to a different sovereign state. But in some cases, plebiscites were used in the creation of an entirely new sovereign state. 

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With Reverse Repos, The Fed Is Now Trying to Clean up Its Own Mess

Money and Banks

Blog06/12/2021

One of the areas of the economy that the Fed recently needed to bail out was money market funds. Most investors consider these funds cash. One wonders why the Fed would be forced to provide liquidity to shore up liquidity.

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Why America's Oligarchs Are Moving Left

U.S. History

Blog06/12/2021

Wokeness may now be a public relations strategy—a method of appealing to the moral sensibilities of the upper-middle-class woke American consumer. 

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Bitcoin's El Salvador Option

BitcoinMonetary Theory

If Bukele really wants monetary freedom for El Salvador, he should not have presented them with what, effectively, is a government handout for bitcoin hodlers and the companies behind the Strike app and other potential intermediaries.

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Texas Says It Can Enforce Immigration Restrictions. Texas Is Right

U.S. History

Blog06/11/2021

However one may feel about immigrants, both historical experience and an honest reading of the US Constitution makes it clear that the federal government is not, in fact, empowered to enforce immigration.

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Much Ado about Nothing in the Art Market

Blog06/11/2021

The recent sale of an invisible statue for £13,000 is symptomatic of the thoroughgoing financialization of our economy. Investors have become ever more obsessed with the symbols of economic reality and less concerned with underlying economic facts.

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Why the US Supports Secession for Africans, but Not for Americans

Decentralization and Secession

Blog06/10/2021

The United States has long supported the idea of secession and "self-determination" for some faraway colonies. But the US regime is careful to define self-determination so as to deny any chance of secession closer to home. 

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