Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Government

The Inflation Tax

Posted by Jerry Jordan
July 20, 2017
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Can you name an official at a major central bank who expresses worries that inflation is now, or soon will be, too high?  Can you identify any financial publication–even the Wall Street Journal–that does not report that recent inflation data have been “disappointing?” To paraphrase former President Nixon, are we “all inflationists now?” Twenty years […]

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Why People Prefer Government to Markets

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
August 10, 2012
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posted by JOE CARTER People do not love markets,” says Pascal Boyer of the International Cognition & Culture Institute, “there is a lot of evidence for that.” Sadly, Boyer is right and I suspect he’s right about the cause too: People do not like markets because people seem not to understand much about market economics. We don’t fully […]

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Judy Shelton recommends China to engage in monetary reform on Live TV

Posted by Alex Chafuen
September 6, 2011
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The co-director of the Sound Money Project at Atlas, Judy Shelton, recommends the Chinese government to engage in monetary reform.  Other aspects of the interview are also very constructive.  Watch this short video on http://english.cntv.cn/program/china24/20110905/103505.shtml

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Like fish in a barrel.

Posted by Gonzalo Schwarz
March 22, 2011
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The most important matter to anyone concerned with expanding freedom by limiting government is the matter of sound money. In fact the definition of sound money boils down to freedom of choice in money. Alternatively, control of the money is the source of a government’s unlimited growth. Any paper constraint can be washed away with […]

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“China’s Coming Inflation Nightmare”

Posted by Tom Duncan
December 21, 2010
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“It is our suspicion that China likes declining commodities. Soaring prices over the past several months have made it much more expensive for China to squelch its never-ending thirst for raw materials. What better way to get lower prices and fighting inflation pressures at home, than to promote the idea that interest rates will rise, […]

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“Stop Blaming Capitalism for Government Failures”

Posted by Tom Duncan
April 5, 2010
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“But while capitalism may be a convenient scapegoat, it did not cause any of these problems. Indeed, whatever one wishes to call the unruly mixture of freedom and government controls that made up our economic and political system during the last three decades, one cannot call it capitalism. Take a step back. In the lead […]

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