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Are Negative Rates a Natural Historical Development?

Financial MarketsInterventionism

Blog08/12/2020

Central bankers are saying two things at once. First, they say that negative interest rates are a natural historical development. But then they say negative rates are an essential tool central banks are using to manipulate the economy.

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How Murray Rothbard's Theory of Entrepreneur-Driven Progress Can Be Applied to Modern Businesses

CapitalismEntrepreneurshipProduction Theory

Blog08/05/2020

To succeed, entrepreneurs must demonstrate superior foresight and judgment, and practice continuous dynamic improvement in their assembly and reassembly of assets to serve the consumer.

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Who Profits from Militarizing the Police?

Cronyism and CorporatismThe Police StateTaxes and Spending

Blog08/03/2020

As 20 million Americans fall into unemployment, no crisis is so big that anyone in Washington would think of cutting military spending, including dollars spent on military gear for cops.

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How Central Banks Made the Covid Panic Worse

InflationMedia and CultureSocialism

Thanks to central banks, people now believe the myth that it is possible to shut down the economy and everything will be fine if we just print a lot of new money.  

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How the State Destroys Families

ProgressivismSocialismTaxes and Spending

Blog07/13/2020

Family policy has become an important area of ​​state growth in recent years. In the past, various state interventions served to protect the family (tax privileges, child benefits, etc.), but today’s politics are almost exclusively harmful to the family.

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Other Reasons to Remove Wilson’s Name at Princeton

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/11/2020

There are at least four good reasons for removing Wilson’s name from Princeton buildings—racial bigotry, his embroiling the US in World War I, his founding of the Fed, and his enactment of the US income tax.

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How Government Regulations Make Housing Unaffordable

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsPoverty

The story of how housing became so unaffordable for so many is a tragic one. But this is a story of our own making, thanks to decades of misguided government regulations.

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The Social Consequences of Zero Interest Rates

Media and CultureMonetary PolicyCapital and Interest Theory

Blog07/04/2020

As Japan has shown, ultralow interest rates can greatly affect a society that was once impressively focused on innovation and investment.

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