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Powell's Pivot to "Pain" but No Gain: Triggering the Coming Recession

Booms and BustsInflationStrategy

Blog09/14/2022

The Fed is slowly increasing interest rates in the hopes that the economy will experience a "soft landing." However, there is no way to soften the blows about to fall on the economy.

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Wages, Unemployment, and Inflation

Labor and WagesValue and Exchange

Blog09/14/2022

There is only one way to improve the standard of living for the wage-earning masses: increased capital investment.

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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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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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