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Cradles of Capitalism: the City-States of Greece and Italy

Swiss WatchWorld HistoryEntrepreneurshipMoney and Banking

Ancient and Renaissance city-states were some of the greatest incubators of economic and entrepreneurial activity.

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Why Populism Isn't Going Away

Money and BanksWorld HistoryMoney and Banking

An ailing foundation of the economy provides fertile soil for dissatisfaction with the status quo.

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High Prices and Zombie Housing

Bureaucracy and RegulationMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/11/2017
This odd mix of rising prices and three months of vacant inventory being ransacked by squatters is not how markets work, unless government is involved.

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More Populism Might Have Produced a Better Fed Chair

Money and BanksMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog11/06/2017
Trump's selection of Jerome Powell highlights a flaw in Hayek's strategy to change public policy through "second hand dealers of ideas."

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Can Gradual Interest-Rate Tightening Prevent a Bust?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/02/2017
Tightening the money supply "too fast" is not what causes economic busts. Creating money "out of thin air" is the real problem.

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Price Inflation Is Not the Worst Part of Easy Money Policy

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/31/2017
The uneven distribution of new money causes bubbles, all the while also driving asset price inflation.

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In Fed We Trust

Money and BanksU.S. EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog10/26/2017
At this point, does anyone believe the Fed is willing to do anything that might really spook markets?

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Low Interest Rates Subsidize Wealthy Households

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/21/2017
Wealthier households are often able to benefit more from low interest rates than can lower-income households.

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The Next Generation of Currency Wars: Private vs. State-backed Crypto

Big GovernmentMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/20/2017
The revolutionary nature of cryptocurrency is at risk as governments around the world aim to co-opt it.

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Gas Station Hold-Up: Thieves Seize $59,000

Legal SystemMoney and BanksThe Police StateMoney and Banking

Blog10/19/2017
In America, a person convicted of no crime is often deprived of all his money assets, in many cases resulting in the destruction of his business.

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