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Monetary and Fiscal Sorcery Make Home Price Magic

Booms and BustsFinancial Markets

Blog09/03/2020

Just how is this magic created? The spurring of demand in the midst of a covid-created depression. The wizards at the Fed and Treasury have created an intoxicating frothy brew for stock and home buyers alike.

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How the CARES Act Is Still Kicking the Can

Booms and BustsMoney and Banks

Blog08/27/2020

Despite double-digit unemployment rates, banks are keeping loan-loss provisions low, no doubt assuming Uncle Sam will keep everyone’s boat afloat. But all good things come to an end.

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Why Homeowners Hate Real Estate Developers

Bureaucracy and RegulationPrivate Property

Blog08/26/2020

Homeowners believe their property rights extend far beyond their property lines. They want to dictate who lives near them, how much money their neighbors make, and what the houses in their neighborhood look like.

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How Government Roads Expand Police Power in America

The Police StateCalculation and KnowledgePrivate Property

Blog08/20/2020

The case for the privatization of roads has much to recommend it if only in terms of how it would affect the power of the police to detain us, search us, and seize our property.

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Was Mises a Fascist? Obviously Not.

Blog08/20/2020

Mises explicitly explained that fascism (which he called by its Italian name, “stato corporativo”) is nothing but an outgrowth of socialism and is incompatible with a free market.

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Why We Need Entrpreneurs and Market Prices for a Healthy Economy

SocialismPrices

Blog08/11/2020

We need both prices and entrepreneurs to have a functioning and prosperous marketplace. Under socialism, though, we have none of the above.

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Today's Anticapitalists Are Closer to Fascism Than They Think

ProgressivismSocialismPolitical Theory

Blog08/06/2020

Today's anticapitalists fall into a familiar pattern pioneered by Mussolini and Giovanni Gentile.

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Why Savings Are So Critical to Improving the Standard of Living

CapitalismProduction Theory

Blog07/10/2020

In order to produce capital goods, and hence more consumer goods, we must first forego current consumption. That is, we must save now to have more later.

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