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Bank CEOs Have Their Heads in the Clouds

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and Banks


No matter the situation, bank CEOs believe that the Big Score is just around the corner. Then reality hits.

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Bidenomics: A Boom That Awaits an Inevitable Bust

Booms and BustsPoliticsU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles


While unemployment currently is low and the rate of inflation has fallen somewhat, Bidenomics is setting off a boom that is unsustainable. We know what happens next.

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Beyond Crisis: The Ratchet Effect and the Erosion of Liberty

Big GovernmentThe Police StateU.S. History


After governments create crises, they use those crises to seize new powers. After the crisis subsides, governments give up some, but not all, of their new authority, which we call the ratchet effect.

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Big Governments’ One-Two Punch: Scope Creep, Then Wartime Deprivation

Big GovernmentThe FedInflationTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy


Governments do two things: they grow and they deprive citizens of their wealth. That process has not changed for more than a century in the USA.

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Breaking Free: How Open Protocols Foster Entrepreneurship, Spontaneous Order, and Individual Sovereignty

CoordinationEconomic FreedomHayek


The open protocols on the internet would seem to create chaos, but it turns out that they produce the opposite results, encouraging a digital spontaneous order.

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Belgian Colonialism of the Congo: Facts and Fiction

EuropeWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History


Like many colonial ventures, Belgium's involvement in the Congo had some successes—and many failures.

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Bidenomics Is Yet Another Version of Failed Industrial Policy

Economic PolicyProgressivismSocialismU.S. Economy


President Biden announced recently to much fanfare that his administration will transform the US economy through central planning. This does not end well.

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