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Is Money Creation Fueling the Stock Market Surge?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/21/2018
In order then to have a general increase in prices, all other things being equal, there must be an increase first in the money supply.

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Is This Week's Mini-Crash Just the Beginning?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog02/09/2018
The shaky stock market will shake investor confidence, and spells trouble for the future of the current boom.

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Infrastructure Spending Won't Make America Great Again

Taxes and Spending

Blog02/06/2018
Infrastructure spending is probably a better idea than yet another war. Ultimately, though, it's just another government boondoggle.

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Inequality, Capital, and the Problem of Piketty

Free MarketsSocialism

02/05/2018The Austrian
Piketty’s portrayal of capitalism has not gone unchallenged, and Anti-Piketty collects a number of the most important criticisms of it.

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Is the Marketplace What's Really Killing Coal?

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Environment

Blog02/03/2018
Coal Country usually blames government regulations for its decline, but consumers have been choosing other less-expensive products for a long time.

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Is Zoning Popular? The Evidence is Weak

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog01/29/2018
Often, these zoning ordinances were shoddily crafted by non-locals to help municipalities meet federal mandates.

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Is Inflation Driven more by "Expectations" than by the Money Supply?

Blog01/03/2018
Central bankers think that the inflation problem can be solved by managing expectations.

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In Africa, Ending a Despot Doesn't End Despotism

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog12/30/2017
We can replace corrupt despots in Zimbabwe and South Africa all day long, but unless major institutional changes take place, nothing will change.

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Is Argentina's Peronist Nightmare Finally Over?

Global Economy

Blog12/29/2017
The economic program of the Peronists is aptly described by a term coined by Ludwig von Mises: Destructionism.

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Is Holiday Gift-Giving Just A Big Waste?

Blog12/25/2017

Do gifts destroy value? Is holiday gift-giving just a big waste?

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