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Abenomics: Big Debts with Nothing to Show for It

Financial MarketsMonetary PolicyWorld History

Blog09/24/2020

Japan's government is now addicted to easy money Abenomics. With Abe now gone, the next leader might tinker around with altered approaches, but it will be more of the same.

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As Kenosha and Minneapolis Burn, Millions of Americans Buy Guns

Big GovernmentThe Police State

Blog09/01/2020

The foundational assumption behind the gun control narrative is that only government law enforcement agencies should have guns and that we should trust police to keep us "safe." That narrative is failing.

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America's Private Militias of the Nineteenth Century

Blog08/31/2020

In the nineteenth century, countless American cities and towns sanctioned local, self-funded, self-governing private militias that became an everyday part of the social fabric.

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A Brief History of the Gold Standard, with a Focus on the United States

Global EconomyU.S. HistoryGold Standard

Blog08/14/2020

Arguments over the gold standard are not merely technical disagreements. Rather, the gold standard often serves as a proxy for “sound money,” which was a central element in the classical liberal tradition of limiting government’s ability to wreak havoc on society.

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Americans Are Buying Guns in Record Numbers. The Washington Post Isn't Pleased.

Media and CultureThe Police State

Blog07/22/2020

Americans have been buying lots of guns out of fear of crime and unrest this year. This suggests that the crime-guns causality is the opposite of what gun controllers say. Rather than saying "guns cause crime," we should be saying "crime causes guns."

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All You Need to Know about Alexis de Tocqueville

World History

Blog07/01/2020

It doesn't take an immense amount of insight to see the relevance of Tocqueville's central concern to our situation today. What are the so-called Twitter mobs if not the "tyranny of the majority" at work?

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A Review of Stephanie Kelton’s The Deficit Myth

Book ReviewsMonetary PolicyTaxes and SpendingMonetary Theory

Blog06/23/2020

The good news is that Stephanie Kelton has written a book on MMT that is very readable and will strike many readers as persuasive and clever. The bad news is that Stephanie Kelton has written a book on MMT that is very readable and will strike many readers as persuasive and clever.

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After the Lockdowns, Government "Fixes" for the Economy Will Make Things Even Worse

InflationFinancial MarketsU.S. History

Blog06/20/2020

Like during the 1930s, governments are turning to new programs and schemes that will only prolong the crisis and makes things worse.

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