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Inflation, War, and Oil: How Today's Crises Are Rehashing the 1970s

U.S. History

Blog05/19/2022

Persistently loose monetary policies always have negative growth and distributional effects that impair political stability. In extreme cases, there are civil wars and armed conflicts between countries.

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It Just Might Be Time to Listen to the Austrians

InflationKeynesBusiness Cycles

Blog05/18/2022

The latest Keynesian money-printing and spending schemes are blowing up. It is time to hear what the Austrians have to say.

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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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It’s Mid-2022 and the Fed Has Still Done Nothing to Fight Inflation

Money and Banks

Blog05/04/2022

In November, the Fed started its hawkish talk. Six months later, the economy is weakening, and the Fed has still done virtually nothing at all.

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It Is Time To End the Fixation with Federal Law Enforcement

The Police State

Blog04/22/2022

For many years, conservatives have held the FBI as being nearly infallible. It is time to rethink this devotion to a federal agency that pursues its own political agendas.

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If We Ride the Cantillon Wave, We Should Remember That We'll Crash with It Too

Booms and BustsInflationCantillonMoney and Banking

Blog04/19/2022

The Federal Reserve has created a tsunami of new money, but a tsunami ultimately must crash, and so will the Fed's inflation scheme.

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Is There a Case for the Pre-1914 Gold Standard? Yes, If You Believe Inflation Is a Bad Thing

Booms and BustsCentral BanksThe FedMoney and BanksGold Standard

Blog04/16/2022

Academic economists since John Maynard Keynes have mocked the classical gold standard, but when government implemented their system, we got inflation and destruction of the currency. Time to rethink the success of that gold standard.

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Instead of War, Russia, Ukraine and Their Allies Should Try the Free Market

Free MarketsWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/13/2022

To no one's surprise, governments that interfere with their economies at every turn are at war with each other. Perhaps there is another path to peace.

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