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American “Protectionism” Means Putting America Last!

Americans should ask protectionists such as Donald Trump and Josh Hawley just how America is put ‘first’ by US government trade barriers that constrict ordinary Americans’ freedom to spend their incomes as they choose.

Abolish Billionaires!

Abolish Billionaires!

“I don’t think that billionaires should exist,” Sanders explained. The crusade’s rallying cry: “Abolish billionaires.” To that end, Warren and Sanders have each proposed special taxes on the ultra-rich.

Bitcoin: Best-Performing Asset of the Decade?

Bitcoin’s returns over the last decade have dominated every other asset we can compare it with, but that still doesn’t tell us what we need to know about the future viability of this extraordinary development in human monetary affairs.

Money and Liquidity

Money and Liquidity

Perhaps the money of the future isn’t some sophisticated crypto token, but a private promise to consume a widely used service. 

The Case for Global Capitalism

The Case for Global Capitalism

The human condition has been and can continue to be radically and amazingly improved, if only personal freedom and free markets are allowed to work their wonders on our global community of free trade and networks of voluntary association.

Morality of Free Markets

Morality of Free Markets

If millennials and others want to wage war against government favors and crony capitalism, I’m with them 100%. But I’m all too afraid that anti-capitalists just want their share of the government loot.

Business Ethics and The Morality of the Free Market

Business Ethics and The Morality of the Free Market

The ethics of private enterprise and the morality of the market require both a preaching and a practicing of a respect for others’ individual rights to their property and to the rule of voluntary agreement in all transactions, even when market outcomes are not always favorable to oneself.

Liberate Money From The State

Liberate Money From The State

I know that it’s good to have alternatives to government-created currencies. The dollar’s value is only backed by politicians’ promises. I sure won’t trust those.

The Four Phases of the Great Depression

The Four Phases of the Great Depression

The Great Depression was not one, but four consecutive depressions that Professor Hans Sennholz has labeled as four “phases”: the business cycle; the disintegration of the world economy; the New Deal; and the Wagner Act.

This Is Not a Printing Press

This Is Not a Printing Press

The Fed has been successful in fooling the markets regarding the temporary nature of zero-percent interest rates, the efficacy of QE, and its ability to normalize rates and shrink its balance sheet.

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