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Pandemic Follies: Tyranny Won’t Keep Us Safe

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog10/13/2020

Because politicians have no liability for the economic damage they inflict, they have no incentive to minimize the disruptions they decree.

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Protectionism and "Weak Dollar" Trade Policy

InflationMonetary Policy

Those who advocate for a "weak dollar" to encourage trade with American firms show how little confidence there is in American industry. Meanwhile, cheapening the dollar punishes savers and ordinary workers.

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Progressives and the Origins of the Economic "Consensus"

ProgressivismInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

Blog06/03/2020

Why economics abandoned the analysis of human action in favor of Keynes-inspired math-centered economics.

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Politicians' COVID Mania Ravages Maryland

Media and CultureThe Police State

Blog05/28/2020

James Bovard reports form Maryland, where the COVID-19 lockdowns have decimated employment and the rules only apply to powerless ordinary people. Cops and politicians can do as they like.

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Preface to Anatomy of the Crash

The FedBusiness Cycles

Blog04/18/2020

One of the important aims of the Anatomy of the Crash is to highlight the truly global nature of the monetary policy failings since 2008—not simply critiquing the actions of the Federal Reserve, but their colleagues at the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan, and elsewhere.

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Protectionism Is Not the Answer to the Canadian Fur Trade’s Problems

Free MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog01/29/2020

The North American fur trade is in decline. Unfortunately, many think that the solution is for the government to step in to “protect” trappers from market competition.

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Price Controls Make Life Miserable for New Yorkers

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog07/05/2019

After many decades of rent control and other regulations, New York politicians still can't seem to figure out why housing is so expensive.

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Political Centralization Ended the Roman Republic

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog04/25/2019

In order to destroy the Republic in favor of empire, the new Roman dictators systematically dismantled the Republic's system of local autonomy and self-rule.

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