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Governments Cannot Effectively Regulate Vaccines

Bureaucracy and RegulationStrategy

Blog10 hours ago

Because government officials do not worry about the consequences of making mistakes, the government should not be permitted to regulate anything as important as vaccines.

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Governments Will Make You Poorer Again

Global Economy

Blog01/21/2023

Inflation at an annual rate of 5 percent is not a positive, and it is certainly not falling prices. Inflation is accumulative, and this means we are becoming poorer faster.

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Globalization, Not Globalism: Free Trade versus Destructive Statist Ideology

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismFree MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog01/04/2023

Relatively free trade and capital mobilization have greatly raised living standards in recent years. Yet those that call themselves globalists are less interested in trade than in unipolar political power, pushing violent, disastrous schemes.

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Grover Cleveland Presented the Best Example of a True Liberal Populist

Economic PolicyU.S. History

Blog12/22/2022

While some politicians preach populism, that usually means protectionism and increased business regulation, along with high marginal income tax rates. Grover Cleveland showed a better way.

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Governments Policies Channel Heraclitus, Not Einstein

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismEconomic PolicyProgressivism

Blog12/21/2022

When speaking of government actions, Einstein's alleged definition of insanity comes to mind. But no one does exactly the same thing twice, per Heraclitus. In the end, however, government action is doomed for failure.

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Global Rate Hikes Hit the Wall of Debt Maturity

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog12/16/2022

For decades, central banks have encouraged ever larger mountains of debt. But now the debtors face big problems as interest rates rise. Families and small business will pay the price.  

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Gold as Natural Money

Gold Standard

Blog10/19/2022

Gold historically has not been money by government fiat. Instead, gold has been the natural choice of people for money, something governments cannot undo (despite its best efforts).

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Government Malinvestment Is Endemic and Ceaușescu's Socialist Romania Excelled in It

SocialismThe Police State

Blog10/04/2022

The former Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu not only arrested and murdered political opponents but also misdirected vast sums of money toward socialist schemes that failed, leaving Romanians even worse off.

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