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GDP, Free Trade, and Prosperity

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog07/23/2020

GDP is not a useful measure of the material prosperity of a nation, and the way GDP is measured tends to hide the benefits of free trade.

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Unlimited Government: Central Banks and Federal Spending during the Corona Crisis

Financial MarketsMonetary Policy

Blog07/14/2020

The average American has no memory of the gold standard or even the stagflation of the 1970s. The collective mindset is now the classic “kick the can down the road.”

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How the Monopoly Power of Police Agencies Encourages Abuse

StrategyThe Police State

Blog06/22/2020

Whether or not race is a factor, the monopoly power enjoyed by police agencies (and other government agencies) creates the conditions likely to lead to more abuse of power.

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Rothbard's Rules

Booms and BustsU.S. HistoryInterventionism

Blog06/11/2020

Murray Rothbard’s number one rule in an economic crisis is for the government not to interfere with the market’s adjustment process. Doing so will only perpetuate the crisis.

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Two Analogies for the Economy That the Media Keeps Getting Wrong

Media and Culture

Blog05/30/2020

Ultimately, we need not rely on the government (i.e., the “king’s men” putting Humpty-Dumpty back together again). People acting freely in a marketplace could do it all by themselves. If only the government would let them.

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The COVID Stimulus is the Government’s Latest Rejection of Say’s Law

Monetary PolicyProduction Theory

Blog05/08/2020

No matter what levers are pulled by the fiscal and monetary authorities, stones will not be turned into bread.

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Austrian School Scholars Are Right to Be Worried about This Economy

Business Cycles

Blog05/04/2020

Austrian economists do not have crystal balls, but Austrian business cycle theory provides a sure foundation for identifying looming economic crises and exacerbating factors, even if the precise timing of a downturn cannot be known.

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