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You Won't Learn Much about Fascism in this Book on "Fascism"

Book Reviews

Blog3 hours ago

Jason Stanley's book on fascism is a jumbled mess which seems primarily to exist for the purpose of smearing everything Stanley doesn't like with the label of "fascism." 

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Yield Curve Control: Bubbles and Stagnation

Global Economy

Blog03/31/2021

Europe's central bank is taking aggressive action to prevent bond yields from rising … to 0.3 percent in Spain or 0.6 percent in Italy. This is the evidence of a massive bubble.

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Yet Another Study Shows—Yet Again—That Lockdowns Don't Work

Health

Blog01/21/2021

"We find no clear, significant beneficial effect of [lockdowns] on case growth in any country….In none of the 8 countries and in none out of the 16 comparisons [examined] were the effects of [lockdowns] significantly beneficial."

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Yes, Privatization Makes Us Better Off

Financial MarketsProperty Rights

Blog12/26/2020

The Left has often claimed that privatization is a neoliberal scam. But actual experience suggests privatization schemes have improved access to goods and services while raising productivity and real incomes. 

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Yes, the Nazis Were Socialists

Blog10/23/2020

Contrary to popular assertions, the Nazis weren't only trying to expropriate Jewish wealth. They wanted the German people to come together as a collective entity, and this entailed socialism.

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Yes, QE Creates Wealth Effects

The FedFinancial MarketsMonetary Policy

Blog07/24/2020

According to Keynesians, wealth effects result from money creation, and they have a beneficial impact. The Keynesians are right that wealth effects exist. But they're wrong about who benefits.

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You Don't Have to "Cultivate Poverty" to Pursue Truth, Contrary to Thoreau

CapitalismMedia and CultureU.S. History

Blog07/11/2020

Henry David Thoreau left behind many great admonitions. Alas, philosophical gems are not legal tender when rent is due.

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Your Supermarket Overlords: Why Barbados Needs a Voluntary Quarantine

Decentralization and SecessionStrategy

Blog04/21/2020

The fact that people break curfew just proves that smaller, decentralized communities are better at organizing than a few top-down planners. Barbadian neighborhoods do a much better job of self-regulating.

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