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Capitalism Isn't the Reason We're Unhappy

PovertyU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog07/26/2019

The theory goes like this: capitalism combines with consumerism and advertising to make us sad, lonely, and forever chasing after material goods. So we consume endlessly and the Machiavellian capitalists reap the rewards. It's not a great theory.

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The Fed's Dangerous Game: A Fourth Round of Stimulus in a Single Growth Cycle

Blog07/26/2019

At this point mal-investments and false market signals have been accumulating for many years. The effects can be seen not necessarily in a future "crash" but also in our current weak and declining levels of economic growth.

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Intellectual Cover for Socialism

Philosophy and Methodology

07/25/2019The Free Market
But how can anyone deny that the East German or Russian experience is decisive evidence against socialism? The answer lies in creating a arcane theories that make socialism sound reasonable.
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Capitalism Didn't Invent "Keeping Up with the Joneses"

Blog07/25/2019

Competition for wealth and social status was hardly created by the capitalist system. People have always competed for these things. Thanks to capitalism, though, this competition is now less violent, and true poverty is easier to avoid.

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Is Deutsche Bank a Canary in the Economic Coal Mine?

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog07/25/2019

The negative consequences of expansionary monetary policies take a while to show up, but Deutsche Bank's collapse may be the first sign of failure. 

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The Rise of Woke Capitalism

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Entrepreneur

Blog07/25/2019

It is highly unlikely that Woke Big Business on its own can turn the US into a totalitarian society. Historically speaking, business policies have followed the lead of governments, not the other way around. The state remains the real threat.

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Trump’s 7/10 Executive Order: A Turning Point for Nephrology?

Health

07/24/2019Audio/Video
Dr. Joel Topf shares his insights on the good and bad of Trump's executive order, and on the state and future of kidney disease in the United States.
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