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Jan Tinbergen, Pioneer of Central Planning

Book Reviews

Blog8 hours ago

Every time something good seemed to emerge from Tinbergen’s work, he seems to have managed to twist it in an awful direction.

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John Stuart Mill, "the Marketplace of Ideas," and Minority Opinion

LiberalismPhilosophy

Blog06/22/2021

There is little evidence that Mill advocated an unhampered marketplace of ideas. In fact, there is evidence to the contrary—that he preferred a kind of “affirmative action for unconventional opinions.”

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Japan's Well-Fed Zombie Corporations

Money and Banking

A growing number of fragile and deeply indebted enterprises have become more dependent on government bailouts, loans, subsidies, short-time working benefits, and loans from central banks. 

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Jesús Huerta de Soto’s Six Stages of the Austrian Business Cycle: Which Stage Are We in Now?

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksBusiness Cycles

Blog02/10/2021

An unheralded work on the Austrian business cycle that rivals the work of the greats is Jesús Huerta de Soto’s Money, Bank Credit, and Economic Cycles, which outlines a multistate process of boom and bust. 

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Joe Biden Wants a Huge New Tax on Gun Owners

Blog12/03/2020

Biden has proposed a new $200 tax on rifles and magazines, with a $10,000 fine for noncompliance.  Registration involves filling out a thirteen-page form, with fingerprints and a photograph of yourself.

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Japan's Ultraloose Monetary Policy Has Undermined Savings and Prosperity

Monetary PolicyWorld History

The Japanese experience offers valuable lessons for the US and Europe. A loose monetary policy can stabilize a recession for the short term, but a persistent flood of cheap money paralyzes productivity gains and growth.

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John Rawls's Theories Help Refute John Rawls's Theories

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/06/2020

Rawls’s doubts about global justice make him an effective critic of his own theory of justice.

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