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A Poor Understanding of Monetary Theory Leads to Disastrous Government Policies

Booms and BustsInflationTaxes and Spending

Blog08/22/2020

Since government creates nothing itself, all interventions are nothing more than transfers of wealth for the benefit of some and the destruction of wealth for everyone else.

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Are Fractional Reserve Bank Deposits Money?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/26/2020

It is possible to conceive of a world where fractional reserve banking is understood by both banker and depositor and involves no deception or fraud. But in that world, deposits cease to be money and become complex credit securities.

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A Never-Ending Story of Bailouts, Moral Hazard, and Low Economic Growth

Cronyism and CorporatismU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog06/25/2020

The history of bailouts in the United States is a record of broken promises and growing moral hazard.

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A Global Race to the Bottom: How Central Banks Are Responding to the COVID Crisis

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsMonetary Policy

Blog05/21/2020

Now, more than ever, we're in uncharted waters when it comes to central banks and monetary policy. Economist Brendan Brown takes a look at where we are and what the future might hold for central banks' race to the bottom.

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An Introduction to Virginia 2nd Amendment "Sanctuaries"

Legal System

Blog01/20/2020

Although the term “sanctuary” implies comparability to local jurisdictions that refuse to participate in the enforcement of some federal immigration laws, the similarities don’t go beyond the name itself.

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Another Great New York Deli Closes: A Story of New York's Misrule

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and Regulation

Blog07/27/2018

Powerful Manhattanites hand down the laws the rest us of New Yorkers must follow. Many lives and businesses are ruined as a result. 

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Are China and the Yuan the Future of Venezuela?

Global EconomySocialismInterventionism

Blog05/23/2018

The realities of modern Venezuela, combined with the global ambitions of China, could make a deal between the two countries a logical outcome. 

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Are Federal Spying Powers Modern Day Writs of Assistance?

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog01/02/2018
The FISA Amendment is just a modern version of the "Writs of Assistance" rightfully opposed by James Otis and John Adams.
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