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Why Doesn't Increased Demand Bring More Supply?

U.S. Economy

Blog12/30/2021

In order to demand goods and services individuals must produce something useful first. Hence, supply drives demand and not the other way around. 

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The Problem with "Left vs. Right"

World History

Blog12/30/2021

The original "leftists" wanted to abolish government regulation and controls. The rightists were the old control-freak authoritarians. But then the Jacobins hijacked the Left. 

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How to Avoid Depressions? Foster Saving and Investment

Blog12/29/2021

Economic depressions are not caused by a strong decline in the money stock, but by a depleted stock of real savings.

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America's Wars Are Far More Costly than the Pentagon Admits

Blog12/29/2021

The true cost of America's wars—in lost productivity, resources, and opportunity cost—is far higher than even the official numbers of trillions spent on the Pentagon's many failures.

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Time Is Running Out!

Blog12/29/2021

Twenty-twenty-one is zipping by. Help the Institute fight the latest wave of statism by making a donation before the year ends!

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The Businessman and the Holy Family

For Jesus and his followers, private enterprise was there from birth, through life, and to death, providing a refuge of safety and productivity, just as it has in our time.

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Is the Crack-up Boom Here?

Money and Banks

Blog12/28/2021

Crack-up booms have historically facilitated the growth of authoritarian political movements. This is not inevitable. But we do need radical change to today's fiscal and monetary disasters.

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Mandatory Holidays Mean Less Freedom and Flexibility for Workers

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog12/28/2021

Workers should have the freedom to take their time off when they need it most. Official government holidays don't actually mean more time off. They just mean less flexibility.

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