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The Gender Feminist–New Left–Marxist Axis Attacks All Civil Society

ProgressivismSocialismPolitical Theory

Blog09/19/2020

Gender feminism, the New Left, and Marxism all share an anticapitalist stance and the framework of class struggle. The difference is that gender feminism, the New Left, and their ideological heir have redefined the antagonists.

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Turning to Keynes in this Crisis Will Only Make Things Worse

Booms and BustsMonetary PolicyProduction Theory

Blog09/19/2020

If policymakers finally let a real economic "correction" and recession happen, it means the economy will finally turn toward doing what the consumers actually want.

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Too Much Centralization Is Turning Everything into a Political Crisis

Decentralization and SecessionMedia and CultureStrategy

Blog09/19/2020

The task ahead is to demonstrate that whatever the sacrifices required to achieve more localized decision-making might be, centralization is too dangerous to continue.

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The Fed Is Planning Another Ultralong Period of Ultralow Rates

Blog09/17/2020

The Fed plans to keep interest rates near zero, while monetizing debt, financing zombie companies, and pouring new dollars into the market. But that may not be enough.

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The Problem with "Predictive" Theories of Economics

Book ReviewsPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog09/17/2020

There is almost never clear evidence that a theory's predictions are false. You can always adjust something in the theory to make it come out true, and that is what all too many economists do.

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The Saving Problem in America: Alternatives and Reforms

Monetary PolicyTaxes and SpendingCapital and Interest Theory

Blog09/15/2020

Savings are the foundation for a productive and advanced economy. Unfortunately, governments insist on policies that make it harder for ordinary people to save.

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The US Dollar Collapse Is Greatly Exaggerated

Financial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog09/14/2020

The United States currency has only really weakened relative to the yen and the euro, but that depends on optimistic expectations of a European and Japanese economic recovery.

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The Fed’s New Policy Risks a Return of the 1970s

The FedMonetary PolicyU.S. History

Blog09/10/2020

The Fed has abandoned its own rules on "price stability" in order to favor what are essentially higher inflation targets. The Fed is now headed down a road it traveled in the 1970s.

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