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US States Are Seizing More Power in the Name of "Deregulating" Housing

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog02/02/2021

Claiming they are "deregulating" housing, some California politicians want to make it illegal for private homeowners associations to restrict the construction of accessory units. This means more regulation and more centralization of power. 

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Understanding the Roots and Causes of Inflation

Money and Banking

Blog01/26/2021

The gold standard has one tremendous virtue: the quantity of money under the gold standard is independent of the policies of governments and political parties.  It is a form of protection against spendthrift governments.

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Unintended Consequences: Some Problems with National Income Accounting

Value and Exchange

Blog01/20/2021

It's not that we need to rid ourselves of the baggage of macrostatistics completely. Rather, we need to 1) critically assess whether they are appropriate, if so, 2) for what role, and finally 3) whether they are consistent as a tool we can use to tell the story we want.

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Understanding Inequality Requires Much More Than Calling Everything Racist

Media and CulturePhilosophyPoverty

Blog01/16/2021

To offer a semblance of solidarity with the working class, wealthy leftists have substituted identity politics for class conflict, and attempted to recast economic problems as problems of racism or bigotry.  

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Understanding the Proper Meaning of "Equality"

Political Theory

Blog10/29/2020

Private property is not a privilege merely of the property owner, but a social institution for the good and benefit of all, even though it may at the same time be especially agreeable and advantageous to some.

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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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US Trade Is Crippled by the American Government, Not the Chinese

Economic FreedomHealthPrice Controls

Blog07/13/2020

Our government is forever whining about, threatening against, high drug prices. Our pharmaceutical industry is “fighting” the Chinese in this economic “war” with both its hands tied behind its back.

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Unemployment Kills: The Longer Lockdowns Last, the Worse It Will Get

Blog04/30/2020

Thirty million Americans are now unemployed, in part thanks to government "lockdowns." Meanwhile, unemployment in many cases doubles the unemployed person's risk of death through disease, suicide, or drug overdose.

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