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National Currencies' Tragic Race to the Bottom

Money and Banks

Blog01/04/2021

The dollar has benefited mightily from the abandonment of commodity money, the Bretton Woods system, and the rise of competing fiat currencies. This is partly why the dollar has come to dominate international trade. 

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New Perspectives on the Evils of War

Book ReviewsWar and Foreign Policy

Blog12/21/2020

MacMillan's book provides many insights into the true vileness of war, although she strays into some dangerous areas when she accepts the faulty economic notion that wars bring economic benefits through government spending. 

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New Lockdowns and More Regulations Are Disastrous for US Jobs

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog12/10/2020

Lockdowns have already pummeled the US labor market, and efforts to increase regulations in the name of "protecting workers" will only make things worse. 

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No Privacy, No Property: The World in 2030 According to the WEF

The EnvironmentPoverty

Blog12/08/2020

The World Economic Forum and its related institutions in combination with a handful of governments and a few high-tech companies want to lead the world into a new era without property or privacy.

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New Resolutions for a New Presidential Term

Blog12/03/2020

"Unwinding an illiberal government…the principle that should guide the process is: No special privilege, no trading of special privileges."

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No, the American Republic Was Not Founded on Slavery

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog10/28/2020

The fact that some Americans supported slavery in the eighteenth century is not at all remarkable. Most of the world agreed with them. What is remarkable is that many of them sought to abolish slavery in the new republic.

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No, the Stock Market Isn't a "Leading Indicator" of Economic Prosperity

Blog10/19/2020

In an unhampered economy, stock prices would reflect the availability of savings for investment and capital. But in an inflationary economy, rising stock prices suggest something very different.

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No, We Don't Need a Government Post Office

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic Freedom

Blog08/22/2020

Leonard Read has explained how so many Americans arrived at the clearly false notion that a government post office is necessary.

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