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Baby Formula: Thank Protectionists and the FDA for the Shortage

U.S. Economy

Blog05/13/2022

With the shortage have come the usual half-baked bromides about "evil corporations" and how they aren't regulated enough. The real fault lies with welfare statists, Trump-style protectionists, and the FDA. 

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What Happens When Central Banks Attempt to Tighten? Even More Resource Misallocation

Central BanksThe FedInflationMonetary TheoryPraxeology

Blog05/13/2022

Popular economic wisdom says central banks can counter harmful effects of inflation by raising interest rates. Unfortunately, such moves carry their own forms of misallocation of resources and capital.

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Africa's Way Out of Monetary Colonialism

Central BanksInflationMonetary PolicyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog05/12/2022

Since the early 1960s, African nations have gained political independence from colonial powers, but the monetary colonialism of fiat money continues.

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The Transgender Debate Should Be about Women’s Freedom and Private Property Rights

Property Rights

Blog05/12/2022

Enforceable and accepted private property rights can help bring some solutions to the acrimonious debate over transgenderism and transgender rights.

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Inflation Up, Wages Down as Biden Passes the Buck to the Do-Nothing Fed

U.S. History

Blog05/11/2022

With inflation still near forty-year highs, this is the thirteenth month in a row during which earnings have fallen behind price inflation.

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War, Sanctions, and Sanity: A Purely Hypothetical Inquiry

War and Foreign Policy

Blog05/11/2022

Sanctions are promoted as a response to international aggression. Yet, sanctions themselves are a form of aggression that, like war, usually have unhappy endings.

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Stagflation Comes from Exorbitant Money Creation and Unhampered Government Spending

Economic PolicyInflationKeynesMonetary Theory

Blog05/11/2022

The Keynesian "stimulus" policies were suppose to reinvigorate the economy. Instead, they have brought stagflation.

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Biden: Inflation Is Everybody’s Fault but Mine

Money and Banks

Blog05/10/2022

For the past six months, the regime has repeatedly used whatever bogeyman could be blamed for inflation—so long as the central bank remains blameless. First it was "greed," then it was covid, and now it is "Mr. Putin."

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