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Savings Are Critical to a Prosperous Economy

Monetary PolicyProduction Theory

Blog06/12/2020

The heart of economic growth is the expansion of real savings. Monetary pumping only destroys wealth and savings.

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The Importance of Economic Theory in Understanding Historical Data

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog06/08/2020

"History cannot teach us any general rule, principle, or law. There is no means to abstract from a historical experience a posteriori any theories or theorems concerning human conduct and policies."

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Defining "Inflation" Correctly

InflationPricesProduction Theory

Blog05/30/2020

The real problem with inflation, properly understood is that it is essentially a wealth transfer away from the most productive parts of the economy. This causes bubbles and economic fragility.

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The Big Reason Mises Rejected Marx's Dialectical Materialism

SocialismPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/25/2020

The weird thing about dialectical materialism is that Marx seems to have cobbled it together from two philosophies that contradicted each other.

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Let's Hope Deflation Is Headed Our Way

InflationMonetary PolicyProduction Theory

Blog05/20/2020

Central banks have decided that one of their main missions is to prevent deflation. But this only ends up causing the malinvestments that lead to economic busts.

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How Central Banks and Lockdowns Are Making the Crisis Worse

Booms and BustsInflationMonetary Policy

Blog05/16/2020

After 2018, the US economy was already headed toward a recession. But bailouts and lockdowns have made things even worse.

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The Problem with Measuring "Happiness"

Blog05/16/2020

Money really does buy happiness—up to a point. But at all income levels, happiness is very, very subjective.

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In Times of Crisis, We Need Freedom More Than Ever

Blog05/15/2020

Determining which businesses shall be open and how many people shall be allowed to gather is just another form of central planning. And central planning schemes have never ended well.

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