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How the State Destroys Families

ProgressivismSocialismTaxes and Spending

Blog07/13/2020

Family policy has become an important area of ​​state growth in recent years. In the past, various state interventions served to protect the family (tax privileges, child benefits, etc.), but today’s politics are almost exclusively harmful to the family.

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Other Reasons to Remove Wilson’s Name at Princeton

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/11/2020

There are at least four good reasons for removing Wilson’s name from Princeton buildings—racial bigotry, his embroiling the US in World War I, his founding of the Fed, and his enactment of the US income tax.

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How Government Regulations Make Housing Unaffordable

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsPoverty

The story of how housing became so unaffordable for so many is a tragic one. But this is a story of our own making, thanks to decades of misguided government regulations.

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The Social Consequences of Zero Interest Rates

Media and CultureMonetary PolicyCapital and Interest Theory

Blog07/04/2020

As Japan has shown, ultralow interest rates can greatly affect a society that was once impressively focused on innovation and investment.

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The Austrian "Credit Money" Craze of 1920

After the Great War, Austrian cities and towns began issuing their own money. The Germans tried something similar, but without the voluntary and decentralized aspects of the Austrian model. German disaster ensued.

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The State: The Deadliest Virus

Big GovernmentSocialism

Blog06/24/2020

The deadliest virus consists of the deification of human reason and the systematic use of coercion, which the state embodies.

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Why the New Economics Just Boils Down to Printing More Money

InflationOther Schools of Thought

Blog06/15/2020

The new Keynesian recommendation for monetary policy is to “stabilize the growth of aggregate demand.” In plain language this means that the monetary authorities should never stop flooding the economy with paper money.

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The Quantity Theory of Money and the Equation of Exchange

InflationOther Schools of ThoughtPrices

Bad theories have a long life in the social sciences, and the crude quantity theory of money is one that refuses to go away.

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