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Do Seasonal Adjustments Help Identify Business Cycles?

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog08/17/2017
Without a coherent theory based on purposeful human action, it is not possible to begin to understand the causes of business cycles.
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Decentralize the Gun Laws

Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog08/16/2017
Having the feds impose nationwide reciprocity of gun licensing might sound like a good idea. But it really is just a scheme to federalize gun policy.
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Does Britain Have the World’s Best Health System? Only If You Ignore Outcomes

Health

Blog07/20/2017

Once said to be Britain's national religion, at this point the National Health Service might be more accurately described as Britain’s national cult.

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Don't MacLean on Me

Blog07/18/2017
Here are a few additional mistakes in Nancy MacLean's Democracy in Chains
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Does a Falling Money Supply Cause Recessions?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/07/2017
A falling money supply is not the cause of economic contractions. It is usually just a symptom of a larger problem resulting from money-creation out of thin air.
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Did Obamacare Really Save Lives?

HealthPovertyU.S. History

Blog06/29/2017
The actual data do not support the breathless claims that rolling back ObamaCare will literally kill many thousands of Americans.
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Does the Fed Follow Its Own Rules?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

The central bank is unlikely to follow rules like the Taylor Rule because they are fundamentally political organizations with their own agendas.
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Deeper Forces Emerge: The Great War from January to June, 1917

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog06/09/2017
Though we tend to think of the war in terms of stalemate and attrition, the war was anything but static to most of the millions of participants.
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