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Cronyism and CorporatismPoliticsWorld History
Collusion was a way of life with state-chartered enterprises. Little has changed, as firms with political connections still gain profits from their collusion with the state.
The great economist Armen Alchian once observed, “Fortunately, societies have progressed despite almost universal ignorance of economic principles.” True.
Money and BanksU.S. Economy
The Fed is launching a new billionaire bailout designed to keep banks afloat, and the FDIC is promising to back potentially trillions in deposits. The taxpayer will ultimately be on the hook.
The FedFinancial MarketsInterventionism
Welcome to Whose Economy Is It, Anyway?, where the rules are made up and the dollars don’t matter. Or at least that seems to be the view of the Yellen regime.
The incredible growth and success of SVB could not have happened without negative rates, ultra-loose monetary policy, and the tech bubble that burst in 2022.
Keynesians and fellow travelers hold the Phillips curve to be sacrosanct. But because the Phillips curve cannot establish causality, it is useless as economic theory.
Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismDecentralization and SecessionSocialismTaxes and Spending
If we have learned anything from hundreds of years of government oppression and atrocities, one thing is certain: government isn't our friend.
The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking
The FDIC's takeover of Silicon Valley Bank should make us take a hard look at the damage the Federal Reserve has done. Will other banks face the same fate?