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How the Fed's Easy Money Spurred Today's Financial Frenzies

Money and Banks

Blog10/15/2021

It was government policies that kick-started the engine of financial innovation, wrongly blamed by many in the press and left-leaning academia for this increased economic instability.

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Pre-Columbian America Wasn't Exactly a Paradise of Freedom

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog10/14/2021

The story of the Americas as the violent “pacifying” and corralling of free indigenous peoples by white outsiders erases the long history of statism in many areas of the New World.

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Why a Bear Market in Bonds Points to a Weakening Economy

Money and Banks

Blog10/14/2021

Years of bubbles and malinvestment have a downside: the destruction of the productive, wealth-building parts of the economy. And that could mean higher interest rates.

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Billionaire Plutocrat Jamie Dimon Wants to Ditch the Debt Ceiling

Money and Banks

Blog10/13/2021

Deficit spending—which begets inflationary monetary policy—has been a boon for the financial sector and its billionaires. Naturally, bank CEOs would love to get rid of the debt ceiling. 

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The UK's National "Crisis": Age-Adjusted Mortality Is at 2008 Levels

World History

Blog10/13/2021

Age-adjusted mortality in the UK rose in 2020 to the same level last experienced in 2008. Yet the government declared no national health crisis in those years. 

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Don’t Expect Foreign Policy Experts to be Held Accountable for Afghanistan

War and Foreign Policy

Blog10/13/2021

Until there’s a new foreign policy class informed by an outlook of restraint, no kind of punishment or demotion of those who prosecuted the bungled wars of the past few decades should be expected.

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What the New Nobel Winners Get Wrong about Economics

Philosophy and MethodologyPraxeology

Blog10/12/2021

The new Nobel winners apparently think we can discover economic laws by crunching numbers. That's not how it works.

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Polygamy Is a Problem for Economic Development

Blog10/12/2021

Research reveals that in sub-Saharan Africa children in polygamous families are 24.4 times more likely to die when compared with children in monogamous families. 

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