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Bureaucracy and RegulationProgressivism
While the covid-19 pandemic brought sickness and death, another pandemic raged through Washington: abuse of executive power.
Booms and BustsThe FedBusiness Cycles
After the 2008 housing bust, the government supposedly set up a fail-safe mortgage program aimed at preventing future bubbles. It failed.
Janet Yellen, who once was the nation's chief inflationist, now says that poor women need easy access to abortion because inflation might work a hardship on them.
DemocracyWar and Foreign Policy
While people speak of "freedom" for the people of Ukraine, Western political leaders have used the invasion as an excuse to crack down on free speech.
Enforceable and accepted private property rights can help bring some solutions to the acrimonious debate over transgenderism and transgender rights.
Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy
It is easy to blame the covid-19 lockdowns for the weakening Chinese economy, but that would be a gross simplification.
Money and Banks
The Fed has announced it will finally begin scaling back its balance sheet and raising rates. But the steps announced by the Fed on Wednesday are incredibly timid.
The FedInflationMonetary Theory
Money velocity's role in forcing up prices is misunderstood because today's monetary "authorities" fail to consider how new money is injected into the economy.