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Can Government Stimulus Bring Us Out of Recessions?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/02/2019

Expansionary monetary policy causes economic recessions. It doesn't cure them.

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Central Banks Shouldn't Fight Deflation

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog03/26/2019

The real problem was the money supply inflation that happened during the boom phase. Combating deflation in the bust phase only superficially treats a symptom of the boom-bust cycle.

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Can Seasonal Adjustments Help Us Understand the Economy?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/06/2018

All the sophisticated quantitative methods by themselves can't help us understand the cause-and-effect of what's behind the boom-and-bust cycle.    

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Can Consumer Surveys Tell Us Where the Economy Is Headed?

Blog09/18/2018

If a large group of people express an opinion regarding future economic conditions, it does not make it more accurate than the view expressed by any particular individual.

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Can Deflation Fix the Damage Done by Inflation?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/03/2018

Deflation can never repair the damage of a prior inflation. It would be like running someone over with a car, and then trying to fix the situation by backing up over the person again.

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Can Government Make a Business Work "For The Good of Society"?

Big GovernmentLegal System

Blog07/31/2018

Rulings and regulations that force companies to keep unprofitable businesses operating "for the public good," are really a net loss for the public good.

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Charles Krauthammer: Intellectual for the Ruling Class

PovertyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/11/2018

From gun control, to war, and to the New Deal: Charles Krauthammer took the pro-government, interventionist line. 

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