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From the Malthusian Trap to the Keynesian Trap: The British Economy from 1810 to 2019

Labor and WagesMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/17/2019

The Keynesian obsession with avoiding deflation and pushing consumer spending has led to a serious decline in savings and capital accumulation.

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Federal Judges Are Waging War on the Fourth Amendment

Legal System

Blog08/08/2019

Federal judges have served as loyal foot soldiers for police who enthusiastically use every trick in the book to violate and nullify the Bill of Rights.

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From God or the Sword?

Free MarketsU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

08/02/2019Mises Daily Articles
Any profitable inquiry into the character of the American State must therefore take into account the distinction between making a living by production and gaining a living by predation; that is, between economics and politics.
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Facebook's Fake Money

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/18/2019

The critical question is this: Is the Libra really good or sound — money? Unfortunately, this question cannot be answered in the affirmative.

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Free Trade vs. Government Diktat

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog07/17/2019

In every trade, a person is giving up something he values less for something he values more. Every time a shopper buys any item from another person, he has improved his standard of living, and so has the seller.

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Free Trade, Not Foreign Aid, Will Reduce the Incentive to Flee Central America

07/11/2019Power & Market

The benefits of free trade with the Northern Triangle countries of central America would be both economic and socio-political — by reducing poverty and driving fewer to emigrate.

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Farm Subsidies Are Corporate Welfare — And They Cost Us Plenty

Taxes and Spending

Blog07/11/2019

Farm subsidies encourage farmers to be inefficient and wasteful. Moreover, subsidies mostly benefit large farms and landowners, and not the "small family farms" we're told the subsidies protect.

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Fed Nominee Judy Shelton Wants Sound Money — and Lots of It

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/02/2019

Judy Shelton may be a tolerable—at least to Republicans—candidate for Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

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