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Trump, Tariffs, and Economic Honor: The Trade War as a Form of Retributive Violence

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/21/2018

Much of Donald Trump's political rhetoric appears to be premised on "honor ideology" which places reputation and respect from others above all else, even at the cost of self-harm.

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Protectionism Abroad and Socialism at Home

Protectionism and Free TradeTaxes and Spending

Blog08/21/2018

Both at home and abroad, the government causes the problems it says we need more government to solve.

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Liberty Defined

Political Theory

08/20/2018Mises Wire
Liberty means to exercise human rights in any manner a person chooses so long as it does not interfere with the exercise of the rights of others.
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British Manufacturing Slumps as Bank of England Raises Interest Rates

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog08/14/2018

"Higher order" industries like manufacturing and mining are particularly sensitive to changes in interest rates. And it doesn't look like anything's different this time around.

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The Blockchain Is a Tempting Target for Central Banks

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/09/2018

The Bank of England apparently wants to incorporate blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies into the central bankers’ tool kit.

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An Open Letter to President Trump on Trade and Tariffs

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/01/2018

Why attack the most vulnerable in our society, who benefit enormously from inexpensive imported retail goods?

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Trump’s Tweets End the Myth of Fed Independence

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/31/2018

The Federal Reserve is not politically independent — and it never was.

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British Left Unveils Plan to "Weaponize" the Bank of England

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/30/2018

The Labour Party wants the Bank of England to actively promote certain industries over others, not realizing that the Bank has already been doing this indirectly for decades.

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