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It's Time for a Geopolitical Reset

Blog08/28/2020

America's unipolar moment is over, and it's time to exercise restraint rather than indulge in endless fantasies about regime change and American-led "global democracy."

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In July, Money Supply Growth Hit a New High for the Fourth Month in a Row

Money Supply

Blog08/26/2020

During July 2020, year-over-year (YOY) growth in the money supply was at 36.9 percent. That's up from June's rate of 34.4 percent, and up from July 2019's rate of 2.21 percent.

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Inflation: This Time Is Different

Inflation

Blog07/18/2020

There's more saving and less spending. This would bring deflation, but there's a catch: we're making less stuff, which means more money chasing fewer goods.

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Inequality is Overstated—and Overrated

CapitalismPovertySocialism

Blog06/15/2020

Measures of wealth inequality overstate actual inequality in terms of the standard of living of wealthy people relative to the rest.

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It Seems That Everyone Who Isn't a Hard-Core Leftist Is a "Libertarian"

It seems that if you're mildly against the drug war and sky-high taxes, you're a "libertarian" to many left-wing commentators—even if you also support programs like "universal basic income" and renewable energy boondoggles.

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In Defense of Landlords

CapitalismLabor and Wages

Blog05/04/2020

Landlords invest their stored labor—savings—at a risk and with the knowledge that they won't recoup it for some time. In creating or renovating rental properties, they aid those who can't store their labor yet—tenants and laborers.

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If Face Masks Are Mandatory, Then It’s Time to End Mask Patents

Blog04/22/2020

Governments are set to make mask wearing mandatory in many places. Yet some companies are committed to limiting supply and charging monopoly prices thanks to government-created patents.

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In Bid to Extend Lockdowns, Leftist Governors Embrace "States' Rights"

U.S. History

Blog04/16/2020

In an effort to defy Donald Trump, Andrew Cuomo, NBC, and CBS have suddenly embraced what they have long hated: state sovereignty and the extensive decentralization mandated by the Tenth Amendment.

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