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France's Election Provides Only Short-Term Relief For The Euro

Free MarketsMoney and Banks

France's new president Macron will face some major challenges at home, both economically and politically.

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Fed Speeches: What They Said

The Fed

Friday featured a handful of Fed member speeches. Here is a summary of what they spoke about.

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FOMC Keeps Rates Steady

The Fed

Today's FOMC meeting announcement has the Fed keeping rates unchanged and dismissing a weak Q1 GDP number as merely "transitory."

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Florida Voted for Medical Marijuana, State Legislators Don’t Care

Big GovernmentHealthThe Police State

Given Florida's political reality, it is not surprising to see lobbyist pressure pre-empt patient care. It doesn’t make it any less sickening.

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Fannie and Freddie Finally Wake Up

Financial MarketsPolitical Theory

Because Fannie and Freddie weren’t allowed to fail, it has taken years for these wards of the state to smell the delinquent-mortgage coffee.

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Frédéric Bastiat Is Right (Again)

Free MarketsGlobal EconomyTaxes and Spending

Tariffs never benefit a nation. They do, however, often increase government revenue at the expense of everyone else.

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Full Audio: War and Peace in the Age of Trump

War and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Here are all the talks and panels from last weekend's joint Mises Institute / Ron Paul Institute symposium in Lake Jackson.

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FOMC Minutes: Continued Talk of Balance Sheet Strategy

The FedFinancial Markets

The FOMC minutes continue the emphasis on the balance sheet. They've started raising the Fed Funds target, how far can they get on the balance sheet?

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Fannie and Freddie’s New Bubble

With blood on their hands from the 2008 crash, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have now created another bubble, this time in the multifamily rental market.

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Forget Foreign Aid — Adopt Free Trade Instead

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

If UK politicians are genuinely concerned about poorer developing nations, the politicians should implement policies of unilateral free trade.

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