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Volcker and the Great Inflation: Reflections for 2022

Blog09/21/2022

Volcker’s victory over runaway inflation was not permanent, because the temptation for central banks toward excessive printing, monetization of government deficits, and levying inflation taxes is permanent.

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The Inflation Reduction Act: Another Unfair and Unjustified State Intervention

Cronyism and CorporatismInflationTaxes and Spending

Blog09/21/2022

One doubts that the so-called Inflation Reduction Act will reduce inflation. However, it will wreak havoc on the US economy with its lethal mix of taxes, regulations, subsidies, and outright crony capitalism.

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What Economics Is

The EntrepreneurAustrian Economics Overview

Blog09/20/2022

Learning economics is fundamentally about gaining economic literacy so we can better understand the world we are part of. The real world, not the invented world we find in formalized models.

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Central Bankers Are Gaslighting Us about the "Strong Dollar"

Money and BanksU.S. History

Blog09/20/2022

US central bankers are guilty of much, but it's not their fault that central bankers elsewhere are so often even worse and have made their currencies weak compared to the dollar. 

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Does Capitalism Itself Create Economic Instability or Is Central Banking the Culprit?

Booms and BustsCapitalismKeynes

Blog09/20/2022

Post-Keynesians believe that capitalism is internally unstable, leading to necessary intervention by the central bank. Austrians see that as backward reasoning, as policies by the central bank to create credit from nothing is the problem

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Practicing Politics as Self-Defense

AntipoliticsBig GovernmentStrategy

Blog09/20/2022

Because government is predatory, it may seem ironic then to use the political system as a means of protecting one's own property, family, and loved ones. But there are times when such a strategy makes sense.

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Five Keys to Professional and Personal Development

Blog09/19/2022

Do these things to stand apart from your peers.

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Three Cheers for Hoppe

AnarchyDemocracy

The long knives are out for Hans Hoppe again, but the accusations, this time in Mother Jones, miss the mark badly.

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