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Jeffrey Tucker

Incredibly, the Federal Government Is Actually Shrinking

The last time I was in D.C. (last month) something struck me as never before. The entire place is premised on the idea that what is awesome about life is entirely physical. Massive buildings. Huge stone and marble columns. Real estate. Monuments. Everything in this not-normal city is about gigantic, imposing, intimidating structures. It’s all about place and power over place. You can drive block after block and observe nothing but unimaginative and scary buildings with uniform windows. Honestly, it is awful, dreary, and…old fashioned. 

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Brian C. Albrecht

On the Origins of Money, One More Time

Where does money come from? There are two reasonable ways to consider the question.

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Jeffrey Tucker

Why Do We Need So Many Monies?

A few years ago, Bernie Sanders uttered a passing comment that elicited howls of laughter among believers in competitive markets. “You don’t necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants,” he said. Today, many people are saying the same thing about cryptocurrencies. Why so many? What’s the point? Why not one only or, actually, what not just stick with the dollar? The point is that we need a rivalrous process with free entry to discover the better way to do money. And we need this process to run forever. 

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José Niño

Don’t Tread on My Steak

In the face of growing momentum for a meat tax, one must ask: are these proposals rooted in sound science and policymaking?

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