Central Banking, Economic Trends

The Fed is Failing, Again

– May 20, 2020

The Fed has refused to do the sensible thing. Rather than focusing on monetary stability, it has embarked on a host of misguided experiments that threaten the long-run integrity of markets.

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Crisis, Economic Trends

Did the Lockdown Save Lives?

– May 19, 2020

No matter how much we try to spin this in our heads, no matter how much we want to believe that something good has come out of this catastrophe, we are all going to have someday to deal with the terrible but likely reality that it was all for naught.

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Economic Trends

Negative Interest Rates: A Free Market Phenomenon

– May 19, 2020

Negative interest rates are not unnatural. They are a regular phenomenon in unregulated free markets.

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Crisis, Economic Trends

The Coming Flood of FOIA

– May 18, 2020

Without detailed knowledge of how specific elected officials thought through the coronavirus scare, knowledge only possible with La FOIA Grande, voters are essentially voting blind and will know no more about the two candidates they will be asked to choose between this November than they would about a randomly selected one.

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Crisis, Economic Trends

Was Lockdown Architect and Theoretical Physicist Neil Ferguson Morally Right To Defy the Lockdown?

– May 18, 2020

On May 5, 2020, Ferguson resigned from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies after openly defying the lockdown multiple times in March and April.

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Economic History, Economic Trends

Stay-at-Home Orders and the Willingness to Stay Home

– May 17, 2020

It has become common, in times of crisis, to ask: what will the government do to fix this? And there is certainly a lot that state and federal governments can do. The lesson I hope we will learn from this pandemic, however, is that there is much that can be accomplished locally as well.

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