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The Left's Plan to Make Cities More Powerful

SocialismStrategy

50 min agoThe Austrian
Why both urban and rural regions should be self-governing: "As long as people with strong preferences are clustered conveniently into different jurisdictions, decentralization can, at least in theory, increase the number of people who are satisfied with government policy.”
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The True Costs of Bad Economists, Explained

Calculation and KnowledgePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog5 hours ago

In terms of economics, what currently is should be of very little importance: what matters, and that we should seek to understand, is the process that brought it about and that will create what will be in its place.

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The Folly of Economic "Stabilization"

PricesValue and Exchange

Blog01/27/2020

Shortcomings in the government's handling of monetary matters, of credit expansion, and the disastrous consequences of lowering the rate of interest gave birth to the ideas which finally generated the slogan "stabilization."

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The Medicaid Expansion Cheat

Health

Blog01/27/2020

Proponents of Medicaid expansion pioneered new ways of covering up the true costs of a government program.

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After November Surge, Money Supply Growth Slows in December

The FedFinancial MarketsMoney Supply

Blog01/27/2020

During December 2019, year-over-year growth in the money supply was at 5.53 percent. That's down from November's rate of 5.9 percent, but was up from December 2018's rate of 3.90 percent.

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Pseudo-Psychiatrist "Diagnoses" Trump Supporters with Mental Disorders

HealthMedia and Culture

Blog01/27/2020

The great libertarian psychiatrist Thomas Szasz warned that health officials could use their "expertise" to push a political agenda. We're now living in that world.

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Argentina’s "Emergency Law" Just Means More of the Same

Monetary PolicyTaxes and Spending

Blog01/25/2020

Argentina is only going to prosper when it recognizes that its fiscal and monetary imbalances are not the fault of the citizens and their small businesses, but of the government.

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"Surveillance Capitalism": A Summary of Critics

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and Corporatism

Blog01/25/2020

There's a new kind of capitalism on the scene: "surveillance capitalism." It's drawn attention from across the political spectrum, but Left, Right, and center offer very different solutions to similar concerns. 

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