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June FOMC Announcement: Rate Hike and Balance Sheet Plans

The Fed

06/14/2017FedWatch
The FOMC concluded their June policy meeting today and announced, among other things, their interest rate decision: another .25% rate hike.

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Mobility and Nobility

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog06/13/2017
In this review of two new books on social class, Theordore Dalrymple examines some of the realities that frustrate the efforts of the egalitarians.

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The US Taxpayers Have Spent Enough on the War in Afghanistan

War and Foreign Policy

Blog06/13/2017
A crony-capitalist, semi-privatized war in Afghanistan, may be cheaper — but it's still an unwarranted occupation financed by taxpayers.

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Mises-Influenced MP Becomes Brexit Minister

Money and Banking

Blog06/13/2017
Hopefully Steve Baker will prove to be a great asset for the UK in its divorce from Jean-Claude Juncker and the bureaucracy in Brussels.

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The Myth of Infrastructure Spending

Taxes and SpendingSubjectivism

Blog06/13/2017
Almost everyone agrees that infrastructure spending is always a slam dunk for the economy. Unfortunately, they're often wrong.

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Let’s Fully Deregulate the Airline Industry

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog06/13/2017
US airlines and their workers are motivated to get the government to protect them as a special interest group at a cost to consumers as a whole.

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Wages and Subsistence

Labor and WagesPoverty

Blog06/12/2017
Labor is appraised like a commodity not because the entrepreneurs are cruel but because they are subject to the supremacy of the pitiless consumers.

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Could Donald Trump Save the Internet?

Big Government

Blog06/12/2017
The Trump's rejection of "net neutrality" is a loss for government regulators, but a win for the internet.

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Fed Officials Can't See What's Right In Front Of Them

The FedMoney and Banking

06/12/2017FedWatch
Why is it so controversial to suggest that we should leave interest rates and credit markets alone?

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