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Two Simple Questions Keynesians Can't Answer

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Blog02/22/2019

Keynesian economics is the economics of debt-addicted, lower-class spendthrifts: modern governments.

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The Problem with Cutting Taxes without Reducing Spending

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Blog02/15/2019

Like taxation, government spending diverts resources from real wealth-generating ventures. Borrowed funds for continued spending must also be repaid, so current spending translates to future taxation.

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The Pseudo-Psychology Behind Monetary Policy

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Blog02/09/2019

Regardless of expectations, tampering with the economy by means of monetary policies will always undermine the foundations of the real economy.

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Why Marx Loved Central Banks

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Blog02/08/2019

One of the easiest ways of asserting control over the private sector is to manage the money supply with a central bank. Naturally, Marx was rather fond of the idea.

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How the Euro Enabled Europe's Debt Bubbles

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Blog01/30/2019

When we blame the euro for Europe's ills, we're letting politicians and central bankers — who have only ever viewed the euro as a stepping-stone toward their grand objectives — off the hook.

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Shinzo Abe Bets the Farm on Europe

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Blog01/30/2019

Japan's Shinzo Abe has turned to Europe in hopes of stabilizing Japan's fiscal and and monetary situation. But Europe is a shaky foundation on which to build anything.

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Mises's Proposals for a 100-Percent Reserve Requirement

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Blog01/28/2019

"The main thing is that the government should no longer be in a position to increase the quantity of money in circulation and the amount of checkbook money not fully — that is, 100 percent — covered by deposits paid in by the public."

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Behind the Scenes at the Central Banks that Created our Modern Monetary System

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100 years ago, coordination among central banks was engineered to speed up the renunciation of the gold standard, and greatly enlarge the freedom of all central banks to inflate money supplies.

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Increasing Demand Won't Make the Economy Grow

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Blog01/11/2019

There is no such a thing as insufficient demand as such. An individual’s demand is constrained by his or her ability to produce goods.

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Money: How Its Past Predicts Its Future

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Blog01/09/2019

Hayek was right when he said if we want to maintain a free society, we have to take the money monopoly away from the government. 

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