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Central Bankers Gone Wild: It's a New Era at the Fed

Booms and BustsMonetary PolicyTaxes and Spending

Blog06/08/2020

When people are scared they let the authorities get away with all sorts of nonsense. We're seeing this with the Federal Reserve right now.

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Coronavirus Propaganda Mimics War Propaganda

Media and CultureWar and Foreign Policy

Blog05/27/2020

Propaganda kills, but it also works. Many of the same tactics employed to destroy opposition to the Iraq War are being used today against opponents of lockdowns.

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COVID Ethics: It's Immoral to Confine Innocent People Who Might Be a Threat

HealthStrategyPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/27/2020

The possibility that someone might pose a threat to another at a future time is not sufficient reason to revoke a person's property rights.

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Central Banks Are Destroying What Was Left of Free Markets

InflationThe FedMonetary Policy

Blog05/23/2020

The Fed and other central banks are entering into a huge money-printing experiment in hopes of keeping the government-spending machine going at full speed forever. The unintended consequences will be highly destructive.

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Crisis or Opportunity? To Politicians, It's the Same Thing

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

Blog05/13/2020

The COVID-19 panic has provided a myriad of opportunities for politicians to exploit the fear and pain of ordinary people for personal profit.

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Can Monopoly Money Save the Stock Market? Or Will It Buy Stagnation?

Financial MarketsMonetary Policy

Blog05/12/2020

Rather than spurring real economic gains, the Federal Reserve’s unorthodox QE program has supported and extended the debt grid and generated asset exuberance. But this can only go on as long as there's capacity for more debt.

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COVID-19 Is Teaching Us Decentralization Is Needed More Now Than Ever

Decentralization and SecessionStrategy

Blog04/28/2020

We need to move beyond the stale platitudes of trying to fix politics in DC. The chattering class’s lamentation about the divisiveness of politics is frankly silly. In some ways, polarization is our friend.

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Central Banks and the Next Crisis: From Deflation to Stagflation

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/22/2020

When governments and central banks announce massive stimulus packages at the very beginning of a crisis, they bet on a speedy recovery and a return to normal as if nothing had happened. This is far from the case.

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