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Government Is No Match for the Coronavirus

Decentralization and SecessionFree MarketsHealth

Blog03/18/2020

The coronavirus crisis must cause us to rethink the idea governments can manage these situations. It is absolutely true that most private industry can be trusted, because the alternative for poor or unscrupulous providers is failure.

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The Fed Panicked, and Its Rate Cut Is Making the Economy Worse

The FedGlobal Economy

Blog03/09/2020

The Federal Reserve's monumental mistake of cutting rates this past week can only be understood in the context of the rising God complex of central planners: an overwhelming combination of ignorance and arrogance.

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Governments Are Using the Coronavirus to Distract from Their Own Failures

Big GovernmentGlobal Economy

Blog03/04/2020

The coronavirus impact adds to an already weak and bloated global economy that was showing poor growth, high debt, and an evidently disappointing earnings season before any epidemic was included in estimates.

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US Mandatory Spending Projected to Increase Over a Trillion Dollars by 2023

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog02/12/2020

Even if discretionary spending stays flat, total government outlays are estimated to increase by more than $1 trillion, significantly above any measure of tax revenues. And that is without considering a possible recession.

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The Truth about The Edge of Democracy

Cronyism and CorporatismGlobal EconomyWorld History

Blog02/11/2020

The Edge of Democracy, a new Oscar-nominated documentary about Brazil, gets even basic facts wrong in pushing the idea that Brazil's corrupt and socialist politicians were the saviors of Brazilian democracy.

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Nomi Prins: Repo Injections Are QE by Another Name

The FedFinancial MarketsMonetary Policy

Blog01/31/2020

The Fed's balance sheet has risen to $4.1 trillion from $3.7 trillion in August. Nomi Prins discusses what this policy shift means and what it portends for 2020.

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Argentina’s "Emergency Law" Just Means More of the Same

Monetary PolicyTaxes and Spending

Blog01/25/2020

Argentina is only going to prosper when it recognizes that its fiscal and monetary imbalances are not the fault of the citizens and their small businesses, but of the government.

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Why Sweden Ended Its Negative Interest Rate Experiment

Financial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog01/07/2020

Sweden launched its failed negative rate plan almost five years ago and now reverses it due to the financial risks that are created.

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