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John Tamny Reviews Mark Spitznagel's Safe Haven

Global EconomyPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog08/27/2021

Safe Haven is a compelling book about how we view risk, and a challenge to rethink how we "pay" to mitigate it.

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Jan Tinbergen, Pioneer of Central Planning

Book Reviews

Blog07/26/2021

Every time something good seemed to emerge from Tinbergen’s work, he seems to have managed to twist it in an awful direction.

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John Stuart Mill, "the Marketplace of Ideas," and Minority Opinion

LiberalismPhilosophy

Blog06/22/2021

There is little evidence that Mill advocated an unhampered marketplace of ideas. In fact, there is evidence to the contrary—that he preferred a kind of “affirmative action for unconventional opinions.”

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Japan's Well-Fed Zombie Corporations

Money and Banking

A growing number of fragile and deeply indebted enterprises have become more dependent on government bailouts, loans, subsidies, short-time working benefits, and loans from central banks. 

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Jesús Huerta de Soto’s Six Stages of the Austrian Business Cycle: Which Stage Are We in Now?

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness Cycles

Blog02/10/2021

An unheralded work on the Austrian business cycle that rivals the work of the greats is Jesús Huerta de Soto’s Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles, which outlines a multistate process of boom and bust. 

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Joe Biden Wants a Huge New Tax on Gun Owners

Blog12/03/2020

Biden has proposed a new $200 tax on rifles and magazines, with a $10,000 fine for noncompliance.  Registration involves filling out a thirteen-page form, with fingerprints and a photograph of yourself.

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Japan's Ultraloose Monetary Policy Has Undermined Savings and Prosperity

Monetary PolicyWorld History

The Japanese experience offers valuable lessons for the US and Europe. A loose monetary policy can stabilize a recession for the short term, but a persistent flood of cheap money paralyzes productivity gains and growth.

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