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Can We Find a Basis for Private Property Rights?

LawProperty RightsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology


While Murray Rothbard believed that self-ownership formed the basis for private property rights, other philosophers disagree.

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Cultural Appropriation: The Nontheft of Something No One Owns

Media and CulturePolitics


Progressives have created a new thought crime: cultural appropriation. However, one cannot appropriate something that is not owned by anyone else.

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Consumer Credit Is Expanding Even While the Fed Pushes up Interest Rates

InflationMonetary PolicyTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy


As the economy slowly deteriorates, consumer debt rises. In the meantime, the Fed is pushing up interest rates to deal with the inflation it caused. This does not end well.

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China’s Maneuvering and the New Balance of Power

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History


Washington is paranoid of current Chinese actions. However, it is Washington that has been the aggressor in world affairs.

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China Enters the Doom Loop

Booms and BustsGlobal Economy


China's authoritarian gerontocracy has built a Doom Loop with Chinese characteristics, with over half the economy now crashing.

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Credit Crunch: The Money Supply Has Shrunk For Eight Months In a Row

Money Supply


With negative growth now falling near or below –10 percent for the third month in a row, money-supply contraction is the largest we've seen since the Great Depression. 

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CBDCs: The Ultimate Tool of Financial Intrusion

Economic PolicyThe FedMonetary PolicyU.S. HistoryWorld History


While the government promotes CBDCs as tools for "inclusion," it is more likely that they will be another vehicle for federal intrusion.

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Can Fractional Reserve Banking Survive the Twenty-First Century?

Bureaucracy and RegulationMoney and BanksU.S. Economy


Banker and financial expert Caitlin Long believes that fractional reserve banking is closer than ever to collapse, and she has a 100 percent reserve banking solution in progress.

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