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How Bad Were Recessions before the Fed? Not as Bad as They Are Now

Booms and BustsThe FedInflationBusiness Cycles

Blog11 hours ago

The Federal Reserve was supposed to prevent recessions that people blamed on the lack of central banking. Not surprisingly, the post-Fed recessions have been worse.

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How Governments Expropriate Wealth with Inflation and Taxes

Money and Banks

Blog06/27/2022

Did you feel happy when the government gave you a check paid with printed money? Watch now as your daily groceries, gas and power become unaffordable.

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How Money Printing Destroyed Argentina and Can Destroy Others

Blog06/18/2022

Inflation in Argentina is far worse than neighboring countries. It has only one cause: an extractive and confiscatory monetary policy—printing pesos without control and without demand.

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History and Institutions Matter: The Postslavery Development of Jamaica and Barbados

Economic FreedomPoverty

Blog05/14/2022

Why did Barbados postslavery develop a more robust economy than Jamaica even though the people had similar ethnic backgrounds?

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Hoppe: "My Dream Is of a Europe Which Consists of 1,000 Liechtensteins."

Decentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

Blog04/16/2022

Earlier this month, Hans-Hermann Hoppe appeared on German television to discuss "State, War, Europe, Decentralization and Neutrality."

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How the Fed's Tampering with the Policy Rate Affects the Yield Curve

Central BanksThe FedBusiness CyclesCapital and Interest Theory

Blog04/16/2022

Thanks to the Fed's monetary gyrations, we are seeing the yield curve acting abnormally. However, one cannot get something from nothing and market forces ultimately will frustrate the Fed's designs.

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How Russia Uses Immigration and Naturalization to Grow State Power

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog04/14/2022

Moscow has used naturalization and immigration to effect demographic change and encourage conflict between ethnic groups in neighboring states. It has proven to be an effective foreign policy tool.

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