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How Easy Money Is Increasing the Devastation of the COVID-19 Panic

Booms and BustsInflationMonetary Policy

Blog10 hours ago

Central banks have created a brittle economy without real savings and without much room to maneuver. Central banks now want more of the same in a bid to fix what they broke.

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Do the Textbooks Get Money and Banking Backwards?

Blog10 hours ago

Over the years a chorus of critics has alleged that the textbook view of how a central banks buys government debt in "open market operations" is backwards. They argue that in reality commercial banks take the lead in making loans without regard to their reserves.

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Bureaucrats Can't Fix This

Money and BanksTaxes and Spending

Blog04/02/2020

Bureaucrats cannot conjure wealth from nothing. They only have what they extract from the private sector. Unfortunately, the bureaucrats are now starving the private sector of funding while making government budgets ever larger.

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Price Controls Mean Shortages, Even during Pandemics

Price Controls

Blog04/02/2020

Despite many attempts at doing so, governments have never been able to conjure up more goods and services through price controls and other regulations.

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The Crisis Has Exposed the Damage Done By Government Regulations

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog04/02/2020

The shortages and lack of flexibility caused by government red tape during the COVID-19 crisis has forced many governments to rethink their many arbitrary and unnecessary regulations.

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It's Time to Track the FDA's Death Toll

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog04/01/2020

Many Americans could die in the coming weeks and months thanks to the FDA’s blockade on coronavirus testing. Should we consider those victims as martyrs for the principle of bureaucratic supremacy?

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Want Political Change? Get Rid of Campaign Finance Regulations.

Anti-PoliticsStrategy

Blog04/01/2020

Campaign finance laws favor incumbents and the rich and famous. Real change requires more freedom and decentralization in how campaigns are funded.

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In a Crisis, the Most Innovative Entrepreneurs Make the Most Money. That's a Good Thing.

Free Markets

Blog04/01/2020

It is precisely during a crisis that private property, the price mechanism, and the profit and loss system are most important, and when the government can do the most damage.

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