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The Fed's Latest Lie: It Can Make Everything Go Back to Normal

Booms and BustsInflationThe Fed

Blog09/03/2020

The mother of all monetary stimuli could turn out to be worse than a dud—a catalyst to a slide into further recession just as the supply shock of pandemic recedes.

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The Failures of Federal Race-Based Paternalism

ProgressivismU.S. History

Blog09/03/2020

While the Left believes itself to be the friend of the downtrodden, the fact is that the Left supports policies that hinder countless Americans of all backgrounds in attaining economic success for themselves and their families. 

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The Fed Now Wants Even More Inflation. The Old "2 Percent Target" Wasn't Enough.

InflationThe FedMonetary Policy

Blog09/02/2020

The most important insight of the Fed's move to increase its inflation target is this: central banks don't much like to follow "rules." They make the rules.

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The Feds Want to Snoop on Your Encrypted Data. It's "for the Children."

Big GovernmentLegal SystemThe Police State

Blog09/01/2020

Although governments continue to insist "it's for the children," we should never go back to the dark ages of privacy before easy-to-use encryption. Nor should we allow a "back door" for governments to access our data.

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The True Costs of Zombie Companies and Easy Money

Blog08/31/2020

Zombie companies spawned by ultralow interest rates are not merely inefficient. They truly make us poorer.

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The Social and Economic Side Effects of Negative Interest Rates

InflationCapital and Interest Theory

Blog08/26/2020

Negative interest rates lead to zombie firms, rampant consumerism, and growing obstacles to entrepreneurship. 

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The Global Jobless Recovery

Global EconomyLabor and Wages

Blog08/22/2020

So far, the United States is leading Europe in employment improvement, but the full recovery is extremely far away.

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The War on Landlords Has Begun

Blog08/17/2020

It does not bode well for our society when proposals to simply expropriate property are becoming more and more prevalent and discussed with more seriousness.

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