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Dismantle the FBI, and Give its Money Back to the States

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/12/2017
The FBI has long claimed that the states are too small and the US needs a huge national police force. There's no evidence that this is true.

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Is Communist Speech Free Speech?

Blog05/12/2017
Howard Dean thinks un-PC ideas should be legally banned. But if he's looking for a truly deadly ideology, he might want to look elsewhere.

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Milton Friedman Debunked — by Econometricians

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog05/12/2017
Despite arbitrarily fudging the data, Friedman was unable to support one of his most central claims — that the demand for money is very stable.

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What Do Governments Want from Bitcoin?

Blog05/12/2017
Governments are increasingly showing a willingness to work with cryptocurrencies. But what's the motivation behind this openness to the new tech?

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Charles Evans: The Risk of Deflation

The Fed

05/12/2017FedWatch
Charles Evans spoke on Friday and expressed his fear that the inflation outlook had risk on the downside.

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Trump's Budget Explosion Will Bring Dire Monetary Shocks

Blog05/12/2017
It's not the early 80s, and Paul Volcker isn't Fed Chairman. Trump's deficits will have worse effects than the Reagan deficits.

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Why Socialism Promotes "Free Love" Over Family

Media and Culture

It is no accident that the rise of free love in the U.S. accompanied the rise of the fully developed welfare state.

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Money-Supply Growth Fell to an 8-year Low in March

05/11/2017FedWatch
March's year-over-year percentage increase in the money supply hit a 103-month low of 5.9 percent.

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Allan H. Meltzer, RIP

Money and BanksAustrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog05/11/2017
Allan H. Meltzer, a distinguished monetary economist and historian and a longtime professor of economics at Carnegie-Mellon Institute, died on Monday at the age of 89.

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The Essential Link Between Consumers and Financial Markets

Financial MarketsCalculation and Knowledge

Blog05/10/2017
Much like an entrepreneur, a good investor seeks to know how to best serve consumers — and then invests his money in firms that do it.

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