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Monetary PolicyMoney and BanksMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking
Money proper is not artifice. It is a physical "thing" of value, acquired through labor and emerging out of the needs of individuals, who through voluntary exchanges determine its value.
From race to gender to nearly everything else, decisions about what is correct or incorrect are made according to politics. This is a recipe for social destruction.
AntipoliticsWar and Foreign Policy
Many governments support continuing the Ukraine war, but ordinary people in Europe, America, and the developing world fear the war will bring economic disaster.
Central BanksThe FedFinancial MarketsMonetary PolicyMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy
Like the arsonist who then heroically fights the fire he set, the Fed is increasing its efforts to bail out banks both at home and abroad. This does not end well.
The challenge at hand is more than simply opposing the state. Rather, it is necessary to build up, reinforce, and sustain institutions that can offer alternatives to the state.
Politicians tout "bipartisanship"—that often just means one's pocket will be picked even more cleanly.
Booms and BustsCentral BanksMonetary Policy
Keynesian economists claim that cutting costs in a business slowdown is counterproductive. As usual, the Keynesians have it backward.
Central BanksMonetary PolicyMoney and Banks
Suppose an addict had the ability to magically create, ex nihilo, his own stimulating drug, as fractional reserve banks can do with money and credit. Would you expect moderation?