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August's Price Inflation Soared, and That Means Earnings Fell Yet Again

Money and Banks

Blog09/13/2022

This is bad news for the administration, which has repeatedly attempted to downplay the relentless increases to the cost of living being inflicted on Americans after years of deficit spending, fueling inflationary monetary policy. 

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How the Fed Helped Create Another Calamity: The Ongoing Emerging Market Debt Crisis

Economic PolicyThe FedInflationStrategy

Blog09/13/2022

The Fed's suppression of interest rates in the USA didn't just affect this nation's economy. It also drove investors to seek higher interest rates in questionable investments.

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The Nilar: A Pan-African Gold Currency

Economic PolicyMoney and BanksStrategy

Blog09/13/2022

While African nations often are famous for corruption, poverty, and inflation, there is a way to bring dramatic changes to African economies: a gold-based currency.

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Looking at the Economic Myth of the "Soft Landing"

Booms and BustsThe FedInflationBusiness Cycles

Blog09/12/2022

Paul Krugman recently argued that the Federal Reserve can engineer a "soft landing" for the economy as it tries to deal with inflation. Such a view ignores economic realities.

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The Enclosure Movement and the Agricultural and Industrial Revolutions

The EntrepreneurFree MarketsWorld History

Blog09/12/2022

While historians paint the enclosure movement in negative terms, it actually played an important role in developing agricultural entrepreneurship.

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Short-Term Market Volatility Is Not Entirely Random

Financial MarketsInflation

Blog09/10/2022

Typical teaching on stock prices says they are little more than a random walk. But people's purposeful actions are behind every economic transactions.

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The False Benefit of Less Land Use for Agriculture

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationFree Markets

Even as population has grown, increasing the intensive margin for agriculture has led to increased food production. This may not necessarily be a good thing.

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Promoting Natural Rights Instead of Conservatism: Looking at Rothbard and Jaffa

DemocracyPhilosophyU.S. History

Blog09/09/2022

Both Murray Rothbard and Harry Jaffa began as men of the Right. However, Rothbard turned toward the view that individuals possess rights outside of the state; Jaffa turned toward conservatism.

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