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Despite Their Hubris, Monetary Authorities Do Not Have Total Control

The FedInflationMonetary Policy

Blog09/22/2022

While officials in the White House, Treasury, and the Fed give the appearance of being in control, but in truth, they cannot undo the damage they have done.

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Do People Accept Money Because Government Endorses It?

Central BanksInflationMonetary Policy

Blog09/22/2022

Why does money have value? Typical economists claim that money is valuable because the government declares it so. But that is impossible, given the true origins of money, which are best explained by Austrian economists.

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The Pandemic Is "Over," but the Feds Aren't Giving Up Their Emergency Powers

U.S. History

Blog09/21/2022

Joe Biden says the pandemic is over in an attempt to get a few more votes. But the administration certainly isn't acting like the "pandemic is over" in terms of actual policy.

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Can National Conservatism Threaten the Regime?

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog09/21/2022

NatCon featured diverse views on the Right, engaging the most pressing issues facing the civilized world. Whether National Conservatism becomes a force for good or—as the fusionism of old—becomes a vessel to grow the regime is to be seen.

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Europe Ditched Russian Energy. Now People Are Sitting in Line for Days to Buy Coal. Is Biden to Blame?

Economic PolicyGlobal EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/21/2022

Winter is approaching and Europeans are facing homes without heat, thanks to the US-led sanctions against Russia. Who will carry the blame when people freeze to death?

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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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