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Economic PolicyMoney and BanksStrategy
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.
Booms and BustsThe FedInflationBusiness Cycles
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.
The EntrepreneurFree MarketsWorld History
While historians paint the enclosure movement in negative terms, it actually played an important role in developing agricultural entrepreneurship.
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.
Typical teaching on stock prices says they are little more than a random walk. But people's purposeful actions are behind every economic transactions.
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.
Monarchs created Europe's modern states but lost the ability to control them. Then, having grown beyond the tools that helped monarchs turn themselves into absolute rulers, "the state acquired a life of its own."
David Gordon continues his critical look at Jedediah Purdy's book, Two Cheers for Politics.