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Europe's Bailouts Risk a Full-Blown Financial Crisis

Global EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog07/06/2020

Euro governments are planning to use the banking system for widespread bailouts in the wake of the COVID-19 shutdowns. This could bring about a new financial crisis.

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Empathy for the Poor Is Not Enough

Poverty

It's a good thing when politicians recognize that there are people out there who are less fortunate than the political class. But this empathy only does anyone any good if policymakers refrain from socialistic government schemes that make poverty worse.

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Even if COVID-19 Goes Away, the Economy Isn't Going Back to "Normal"

The FedGlobal EconomyU.S. History

Blog06/18/2020

When the current panic and crisis began, we were already in the late stages of a long asset price bubble. The crisis has exposed the fragility of the current system and we won't be going back to where we were before.

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Economic Collapse Has Turned Many Europeans against the EU

Central BanksDecentralization and Secession

Blog06/09/2020

Ironically, the economic collapse in Europe has united both the poor and rich members of the EU in agreement that the EU has none of their best interests at heart. The political winds have shifted and are blowing against the EU.

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Entrepreneurship in the Time of COVID-19

Calculation and KnowledgeEntrepreneurship

Blog06/04/2020

It is always a challenge for entrepreneurs to try and predict what customers will want in the future. But now things are even more unpredictable. And government regulations aren't helping either.

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Europe's Communists Are Trying to Blame COVID-19 on Markets and "Neoliberalism"

Capitalism

Blog05/08/2020

Far from being a sign of alleged capitalist brutality, the spread of international trade and market freedom is a sign of greater global cooperation and solidarity.

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Ending the Lockdowns Isn't about Saving Money. It's about Saving Lives.

Economic FreedomInterventionism

Blog04/25/2020

"Saving lives versus saving money" comparisons confuse ends with means. The end of saving the economy is not to have more money. The end is to have resources necessary to preserve the lives and health of countless human beings.

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Exactly How Many Deaths Are Needed to Justify Giving Governments Control of Everything?

Media and CultureWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog04/20/2020

What is the number of deaths due to disease which justifies the total abandonment of the rule of law and basic human freedoms? Sixty thousand? One hundred thousand? Three hundred thousand? Supporters of the current police state ought to pin down a number for us at which all rights are forfeit....

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