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Central Banks' Forecasts Are Basically Garbage

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/22/2019

Central banks' economic models repeatedly and incessantly over-estimate economic growth. We can only speculate as to their motivation.

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Can the Fed Keep This Long Cycle Going?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/16/2019

Jerome Powell has lost his faith in a new surge in economic growth. So, it's back to endless stimulus to keep the current cycle going.

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Can a Commodity-Money Economy Co-Exist with a Fiat-Money Economy?

Just as unilateral free trade results in a more solid economy for the countries that adopt it — even within an international economy of protectionism in other countries — so would a commodity-money based economy surrounded by fiat-money economies.

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Counterfeiting Money Is a Crime — Whether Done by the Fed or A Private Individual

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/13/2019

The consequences of counterfeiting are the same regardless of who does it. The counterfeiters are exchanging nothing for something — thus stealing from those who create real value.

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Capital is a Mystery to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

Capital and Interest Theory

Blog04/04/2019

While Ocasio-Cortez has a degree in economics, she apparently never learned the lessons stressed by Hernando de Soto in his The Mystery of Capital.

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Cash for Clunkers: Yet Another Way Government Increased the Cost of Living

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog03/18/2019

No economy is made better off by destroying existing resources. But that's what "cash for clunkers" tried to do, while only driving up the price of transportation for middle and lower-middle class families.

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Cleaning Up "Marxist Trash" is the Best Way for Bolsonaro to Build a Better Brazil

Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal EconomyStrategy

Blog01/04/2019

It is encouraging to see the rise of a popular politician willing to use his platform to openly call out the dangers of Marxist ideology.

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Connor Boyack: Explaining the State to Kids

Media and CultureStrategy

11/23/2018Audio/Video
Connor Boyack and Jeff Deist discuss the importance of offering an early alternative to the fantasyland view of the state that kids get in schools.
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