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The Reichsbank: Germany's Central Bank Lays Foundation of Monetary Disaster

Central BanksInflationMoney and BanksWorld History

Blog9 hours ago

Long before there was the infamous German inflation of 1923, the Reichsbank created the scenario of monetary debasement.

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Taxing the Wealthy: A Tale of Two State Propositions

Economic PolicyFree MarketsProgressivismTaxes and Spending

Blog11/28/2022

Massachusetts voters approved yet another tax hike for high-income residents, while California voters rejected a similar proposition. The current tax fever does not bode well for economic growth.

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The US Chip Blockade against China Is Creating Unplanned Consequences

Protectionism and Free TradeStrategyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/25/2022

Supporters of US microchip policy against China claim the policy is "strategic," but in reality, it is old-fashioned protectionism with all the usual economic damage.

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To UBI or Not to UBI, That Is the Question

HayekStrategy

Blog11/25/2022

Is there a case to be made for universal basic income? David Gordon examines the pro-UBI arguments by philosopher Matt Zwolinski.

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The Near Collapse of the UK Pension Sector Exposes Failures by Financial Regulators

Financial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog11/24/2022

The woes of Britain's financial sector have been exacerbated by UK financial regulators' failures.

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The Federal Reserve's (Permanent) Knowledge Problem

The FedHayek

Blog11/23/2022

Federal Reserve officials, for all of their alleged wisdom and education, have a knowledge problem. Hayek and other Austrians could have told them their grandiose plans will fail.

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Too Many Economic "Truths" Are Built on Fallacies

Economic PolicyThe FedKeynes

Blog11/22/2022

All too often, elite mainstream economists' policy recommendations are built on fallacies. We shouldn't listen.

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The REAL Solution to the Coming Economic Crisis

JapanBusiness CyclesInterventionism

Blog11/19/2022

As the economy moves into recession, we should understand how we got there and what is needed to bring about a quick and lasting recovery.

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