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Why Gold Still Matters

Media and CultureMoney and BanksAustrian Economics OverviewGold StandardMoney Supply

7 hours agoAudio/Video
Why does gold still matter? Politicians, central bankers, and investors dismiss it as a relic, but the precious metal still plays role in today's economy. Keith Weiner of Monetary Metals explains why.
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Chilean Protesters Could End Chile's Decades of Progress

World History

Blog8 hours ago

The history of Latin America is filled with tragic stories of countries reaching great heights — Argentina and Venezuela come to mind — and then falling back to mediocrity. Chile could be next if the protesters get their way.

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Central Banks May Be Driving Us Toward More Waste, More Carbon Emissions

The EnvironmentBusiness Cycles

Easy-money policies pushed by central banks may be redirecting wealth away from investment, and toward greater production and consumption of cheap consumer goods. That's not "green."

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How the Soviets Replaced Christmas with a Socialist Winter Holiday

Father Frost (the Soviet Santa Claus) asks: "To whom do we owe all the good things in our socialist society?,” to which, it is said, the children chorus the reply, "Stalin."

12/10/2019Power & Market
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Socialism and the Green New Deal: Choose One

The EnvironmentPolitical Theory

Blog12/09/2019

Central planners cannot calculate the costs and benefits of environmental policy.

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The Woke Media: Apologists for the State

Media and Culture

Blog12/09/2019

Woke journalists are not barriers to state-sponsored oppression, but rather its enablers.

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