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What Is the "Correct" Growth Rate of the Money Supply?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog04/19/2017
Central banks have no way of knowing the "right" amount of money-supply growth. But, markets can work to suppress growth in un-backed paper currency.

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Fannie and Freddie Finally Wake Up

Financial MarketsPolitical Theory

Blog04/19/2017
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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Jeffrey Sachs's Blind Spot

Taxes and SpendingInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog04/19/2017
Jeffrey Sachs rightly sees the problems of state interventionism in foreign policy. But he then fails to see the same holds on domestic policy.

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When Low-Wage Workers Are Better than Robots

Big GovernmentFree MarketsStrategy

Blog04/18/2017
Automation is not always a sign of greater efficiency — especially when automation is the result of government interference in the marketplace.

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Auto Loans: The Next Debt Bubble?

Booms and BustsU.S. Economy

Blog04/18/2017
The auto-loan market has recently ballooned, but the delinquency data raises questions about how much longer these spending habits can last.

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Stanley Fischer on the Balance Sheet: There will be no Tantrum on Wall Street

The Fed

04/18/2017FedWatch
Stanley Fischer said on Monday that a negative market response to balance sheet reduction was unlikely.

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How Taxes Distort Business

Blog04/18/2017
Taxes not only fund wars and enrich unworthy rulers, but also create crippling distortions in every economy the world has ever known.

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Why Bill Greene Voted for Ron Paul in the Electoral College

Strategy

04/17/2017The Austrian
"I’m no longer surprised when Republicans agree with Democrats on getting rid of constitutional provisions that protect life, liberty, and property."

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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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Luddy: The Fed's Risky Uncharted Course

The Fed

Blog04/17/2017
The Fed has strayed from its initial charter and is now the primary enabler of federal deficit spending and debt, which is now almost $20 trillion.

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