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Socialist Destructionism

Socialism

Blog03/12/2020

Socialism is not the pioneer of a better and finer world, but the spoiler of what thousands of years of civilization have created. It does not build; it destroys.

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The CDC's Budget Is Larger Now Than Under Obama

Blog03/11/2020

Many left-wing pundits and politicians are claiming that the Centers for Disease Control budget was "gutted" in recent years. But the CDC's budget is now higher than it was in the final years of the Obama administration.

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If China Is the Problem, Can't We at Least Have Free Trade with Everyone Else?

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog03/10/2020

Protectionists think China is a geopolitical threat. I get that. But their (weak) arguments about China don't apply at all to the rest of the world.

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The "Market Monetarists" and NGDP Targeting

Financial MarketsMonetary PolicyOther Schools of Thought

Blog03/10/2020

A relatively new challenge to the Austrian framework comes from the “market monetarists” and their endorsement of a central bank policy of “level targeting” of nominal gross domestic product.

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What Comes after Quantitative Easing?

Booms and BustsInflationMonetary Policy

Blog03/09/2020

What we observe today is a desperate fight against deflation. We know that this situation is unsustainable, but we do not know to which side the balloon will fall.

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Why Deflation Can Be a Good Thing

Booms and BustsInflationMonetary TheoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog03/06/2020

Brazilian journalist André de Godoy interviews economist and Mises Institute scholar Antony Mueller on the nature of money, banking, and prices.

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The US Constitution Needs an Expiration Date

Big GovernmentDecentralization and SecessionStrategy

Blog03/05/2020

The Swiss constitution wisely puts a "date of expiration" on the central government's taxing power every 10-15 years. Voters have to vote "yes" to extend this power. Americans should demand something similar, both for taxes and for much more.

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"Political Anarchy" Is How the West Got Rich

Decentralization and Secession

Blog03/04/2020

Why did Europe go from a poor backwater to an economic and technological powerhouse? A major factor was its lack of any centralized government, and a large number of small competing states.

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