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Contested Elections Force Us To Ask Unpleasant Questions About Democracy

Blog10/30/2020

A contested election would help remind us that elections do not demonstrate "the will of the people" and that national unity is founded on some very fragile myths. 

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Colonial Exploitation Did Not Fuel the West's Economic Development

PovertyWorld History

Blog08/29/2020

The West did not need resources from "Third World" colonies to attain economic development. In fact, colonialism was a result of the West's development, and not its cause.

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Could the Economy Survive a W-Shaped Recovery?

Big GovernmentEconomic FreedomHealth

Blog07/17/2020

More threatened COVID lockdowns, and thus more bailouts and explosions of deficit spending, do not bode well for the global economy. 

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Central Bankers Gone Wild: It's a New Era at the Fed

Booms and BustsMonetary PolicyTaxes and Spending

Blog06/08/2020

When people are scared they let the authorities get away with all sorts of nonsense. We're seeing this with the Federal Reserve right now.

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Central Banks Are Destroying What Was Left of Free Markets

InflationThe FedMonetary Policy

Blog05/23/2020

The Fed and other central banks are entering into a huge money-printing experiment in hopes of keeping the government-spending machine going at full speed forever. The unintended consequences will be highly destructive.

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Crisis or Opportunity? To Politicians, It's the Same Thing

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

Blog05/13/2020

The COVID-19 panic has provided a myriad of opportunities for politicians to exploit the fear and pain of ordinary people for personal profit.

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Central Banks around the World Embrace Unprecedented "Quantitative Easing"

Booms and BustsMonetary PolicyMoney and Banks

Blog04/14/2020

From New York to London to Brussels to Tokyo, central banks in the last two weeks have embraced a wide variety of extraordinary inflationary measures to prop up insolvent banks and governments.

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Capital Accumulation: The Way to Increase Wages

Labor and WagesTaxes and Spending

Blog04/03/2020

Real higher wages can't be created with a government fiat. Worker productivity must first be increased through greater investment.

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