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Central Bank Embrace of Blockchain is All About Control

The Fed

03/08/2017FedWatch
Central banks talk about systemic efficiency and "tax evasion" in their war on currency alternatives. But it's really about control.

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Truman Was Right About the CIA

Big GovernmentBiographiesU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog03/08/2017
Say what you will about President Harry Truman, but at least he didn't leave the White House a suspiciously rich man.

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Higher Costs Don’t Mean Higher Prices

Free MarketsInterventionismPrices

Blog03/07/2017
Driving up costs for cocaine dealers has not led to a similar rise in street price. This is because prices are not based on the cost of production.

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Bill Gates's Robot Tax Is a Terrible Idea

Capital and Interest TheoryProduction Theory

Blog03/07/2017
Contrary to what Bill Gates thinks, robots don't decrease tax revenue, nor do they condemn us to a future of unemployment.

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World Power, World Policy, and the United States in 1917

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog03/07/2017
Like the European powers in the run up to the Great War, the United States was very active in new imperialist adventures.

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Dwight Schrute Shows Us Why Speculators Are So Important

Media and CultureCalculation and KnowledgeValue and Exchange

Blog03/06/2017
The TV character Dwight Schrute provides some valuable insights into how speculators provide essential and praiseworthy services in the marketplace.

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Sound Money Is Rising at the State Level

Money and BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking

Blog03/06/2017
Legislatures in Idaho and Arizona are working to lower barriers to use of precious metals as money.

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Top Ten Most-Read Articles in February

Blog03/06/2017
Based on page views, these are the most popular articles in February.

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Trump vs. The Deep State

Blog03/06/2017
The "Deep State" has now gone mainstream. And militarists like Bill Kristol openly defend it in its attempts to undermine any limits on its power.

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Arizona Challenges the Fed’s Money Monopoly

Money and BanksGold StandardMoney and Banking

Blog03/06/2017
America’s 46-year experiment in fiat currency has gone exactly as predicted: a decline in the standard of living of middle- and working-class Americans

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