Category Archives: Economy

Pipe Dream Economics

Fiscal policy, as opposed to monetary policy, is more readily understood by the average working stiff. Income taxes, budget deficits, the national debt. These are all tangible things people can grasp a hold of, if they care to. The consequences of zero interest rate policy (ZIRP) or quantitative easing (QE), however, are less obvious to the casual observer. Continue reading

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One Lockdown from Disaster

Implicit to the planner’s toils, is a shared sense that they know how to spend your money better than you. At best, the central planners call your money to Washington so they can then distribute it back to your friends and neighbors. In reality, the lawmakers call your money to Washington where they distribute it to their friends and neighbors – not yours. Continue reading

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Is the Great Post-Pandemic Boom a Great Big Dud?

Prices, remember, are information. And when that information is falsified by an abundance of fake money, businesses and individuals are compelled to do things that would otherwise be nonsensical. Of course, the market with the most falsified prices – the credit market – is also the most prone to compelling destructive behavior. Continue reading

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How to Buffer the Fallout from America’s Third World Death Spiral

American workers are trying to make their way in an economy that’s rigged against them. We made this claim many years ago. Today, for fun and for free, we revisit this assertion…starting with the latest from those doing the rigging. Continue reading

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