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Before "Fake News," America Invented "Pseudo Events"

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog08/15/2017
For decades, the American media has been skillfully perfecting the art of creating its own "pseudo events" when real news has been hard to find.

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Big Military Spending Boost Threatens Our Economy and Security

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/18/2017
The House overwhelmingly approved a massive increase in military spending, passing a $696 billion National Defense Authorization bill for 2018.

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Bank of Canada Raises Rates for First Time in 7 Years

Money and Banking

07/12/2017FedWatch
It may be minor, but this week's rate hike should be just high enough so the Bank of Canada can cut them again when things start to get tough.

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Beware the Predictions of "Experts" Like Janet Yellen

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/03/2017
Alarm bells go off when an economist, central banker or government official declares there’s no danger of economic turmoil in the near future.

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Behind America's Skyrocketing Overdose Death Rates

HealthLegal System

Blog06/09/2017
Thanks to over-use of prescription painkillers, many patients are becoming addicts who must later turn to illegal drugs to get their next fix.

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Bylund: Entrepreneurship Can Fix Healthcare

HealthEntrepreneurship

Blog05/18/2017
Instead of trying to replace Obamacare, let's let entrepreneurs play a prominent role in fixing our broken healthcare system.

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Balance Sheet Normalization, Or Not

The Fed

05/17/2017FedWatch
Fed commentators have been talking up the "balance sheet normalization" theme. Turns out, shockingly, it's not actually going to be normalized.

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Brexit Has Put EU Politicians in Panic Mode

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/15/2017
The UK is in a much better negotiating position than the EU, and the EU knows it.

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Bob Murphy: Where Monetarism Goes Wrong

The FedU.S. EconomyMonetary TheoryOther Schools of Thought

05/12/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Bob Murphy discuss monetarism, and the differences between the Austrian and Chicago schools.

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Busting the "Free College" Myth

Taxes and SpendingPolitical TheoryPrices

Blog04/17/2017
If New Yorkers wanted to help students by paying for their tuition, they would have already done so on their own.

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