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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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Auditing the Fed Is Now More Important than Ever

The Fed

Blog04/03/2017
Monetary policy has become unhinged since the most recent financial crisis and the Fed’s balance sheet has exploded to unprecedented levels.

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Six Graphs that Reveal Big Problems for Student and Auto Loans

Money and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog03/26/2017
Modern monetary policy: a trillion dollars of housing debt has been replaced by a trillion dollars (or more) of student and auto loan debt.

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Bill Gates's Robot Tax Is a Terrible Idea

Capital and Interest TheoryProduction Theory

Blog03/07/2017
Contrary to what Bill Gates thinks, robots don't decrease tax revenue, nor do they condemn us to a future of unemployment.

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Dwight Schrute Shows Us Why Speculators Are So Important

Media and CultureCalculation and KnowledgeValue and Exchange

Blog03/06/2017
The TV character Dwight Schrute provides some valuable insights into how speculators provide essential and praiseworthy services in the marketplace.

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Donald Trump Is the Least of Latin America's Worries

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/10/2017
The regimes of Latin America have been quite successful at destroying their own economies — without any help from Donald Trump.

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Healthcare Is Not Immune to the Laws of Economics

HealthInterventionism

Blog02/09/2017
Proclaiming health care to be a "right" won't make new doctors, hospitals, drugs, and medical equipment fall from the sky — in just the right amounts.

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Wealth Isn't Just Measured in Money — It's Measured in Choices

Media and CultureValue and Exchange

Blog01/31/2017
Don't compare incomes today to incomes of long-ago time periods. The wealth and choices available to income-earners has changed drastically over time.

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The Money Myths Behind the Creation of the Federal Reserve

The FedMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog01/18/2017
Roger Lowenstein's new book on the Federal Reserve relies on some well-worn myths about the monetary history of the United States.

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Nick Sorrentino: Against Crony Capitalism

Big GovernmentCorporate Welfare

01/13/2017Audio/Video
Nick Sorrentino and Jeff Deist discuss the systematic distortion of real capitalism.

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