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No, More Bureaucracy Would NOT Have Saved Trump's Paycheck Protection Program

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog03/29/2022

The standard bureaucratic line after a program's failure is that the government agents didn't have enough authority or resources to handle the job. Neither explains the failure of Trump's Paycheck Protection Program.

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No, Inflation Is Not "Transitory," and It Is Worse than the Government Admits

Central BanksInflationMonetary Theory

Blog03/10/2022

Current rates of inflation are worse than what the government claims. Not surprisingly, the government gains when people are fooled.

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No, the US Supreme Court Is Not a Meritocracy

Big GovernmentLaw

Blog03/08/2022

Pundits demand that US Supreme Court nominees be the "best and brightest" jurists. However, SCOTUS appointments have been and always will be purely political.

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New York State Has Imposed New Covid Rituals. This Time There's Some Resistance.

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog12/20/2021

With new mask and vaccine mandates, New York's Governor Kathy Hochul has reaffirmed the state’s status as the nation’s most zealous practitioner of covid cultism.

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No, Sen. Warren, Greed Is Not Causing Inflation

U.S. Economy

Blog12/20/2021

If evil corporations are to blame for rising prices in 2021, as Elizabeth Warren says, I imagine that they were magnanimous and generous corporations when there was low or no inflation, right?

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Nirvana Economics: How Treating the Real World like an Imaginary Ideal World Leads to Trouble

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog12/11/2021

A lot of economic policy is based on "economics" which makes assumptions that have very little to do with actual reality.

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No, Inflation Is Not Good for You

Money and Banks

Blog11/22/2021

According to the Marxists and their fellow travelers, inflation is good because it transfers wealth from creditors to debtors, and debtors are "the 99 percent." But inflation doesn't work that way.  

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Nullification Works: Republicans Look to Legalize Marijuana as States Ignore Federal Drug War

Decentralization and Secession

Blog11/15/2021

The ongoing success of the cannabis nullification effort has shown the uselessness of those who repeatedly chant slogans about “federal supremacy” and “If you don’t like the (federal) law, change it.”

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