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Money Supply Growth in April Ballooned to a New High

Money Supply

Blog05/18/2020

Fueled by unprecedented quantitative easing, central bank asset purchases, and various stimulus packages, the money supply growth rate ballooned in April to an all-time high.

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The ECB Has Been Hiding Risk. They Won't Be Able to Do It Much Longer.

Global EconomyTaxes and SpendingMoney and Banking

Blog05/18/2020

The ECB can disguise the risk for a while, but the reality of the mounting debt and tax burden ahead is probably going to end in a debt crisis.

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State Lockdowns Are Creating a Mental Health Disaster

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog05/16/2020

With their bizarre and extreme lockdowns, governments are forcing very low-risk populations to endure social isolation and unemployment. The mental health effects will be significant.

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The Federal Deficit Is Setting New Records as Spending Explodes

Blog05/16/2020

US government debt is spiraling upward, with debt-to-GDP rising to World War II levels. How long can this last?

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How Central Banks and Lockdowns Are Making the Crisis Worse

Booms and BustsInflationMonetary Policy

Blog05/16/2020

After 2018, the US economy was already headed toward a recession. But bailouts and lockdowns have made things even worse.

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The Problem with Measuring "Happiness"

Blog05/16/2020

Money really does buy happiness—up to a point. But at all income levels, happiness is very, very subjective.

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In Times of Crisis, We Need Freedom More Than Ever

Blog05/15/2020

Determining which businesses shall be open and how many people shall be allowed to gather is just another form of central planning. And central planning schemes have never ended well.

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Adam Smith and Benevolence

CapitalismPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog05/15/2020

Buyers and sellers in the free market do indeed act from self-interest, but Adam Smith never argued that this excludes friendly feelings for those they do business with.

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