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Biden's New Budget Plan Means Trump-Era Mega Spending Will Continue
While Democrats are likely to keep spending increases at the new ratcheted-up Trump levels, the Dems will have their own ideas about how to spend it.
Biden And Janet Yellen Are Pushing A Global Minimum Tax Rate. The EU Is Very Pleased.
It has long been a dream of central planners and interventionists to set a global, uniform tax rates for all regimes.
February Money-Supply Growth Hit Yet Another All-Time High
February's surge in money-supply growth makes February the eleventh month in a row of remarkably high growth, and came in the wake of unprecedented quantitative easing, central bank asset purchases, and various stimulus packages.
Decentralization Is A Step Toward Self-Determination
For decades now, advocates for freedom and free markets have disagreed over whether or not political decentralization and local self-governance are important principles in themselves.
The Fight Over Economics Is A Fight Over Culture
The Left long ago figured out how to get ordinary people interested in economic policy. The strategy is two pronged.
The GameStop Rebels Vs. "Too Big To Fail"
In a functioning and relatively unhampered market, unusual, unexpected things happen all the time.
2021's Deficit Spending Is Already Out Of Control. Here's Why That's A Problem.
The legislation features approximately $908 billion worth of spending including $600 stimulus checks for many millions of Americans who qualify.
In August, Money Supply Growth Hit A Record High For The Fifth Month In A Row
In August, for the fifth month in a row, money supply growth surged to an all-time high, following new all-time highs in April, May, June, and July that came in the wake of unprecedented quantitative easing.
The Fed Is Planning Another Ultralong Period Of Ultralow Rates
The Fed plans to keep interest rates near zero, while monetizing debt, financing zombie companies, and pouring new dollars into the market. But that may not be enough.
2020 Will Be A Record-Breaking Year For Debt. How Long Can This Last?
The deficit narrowed during July after months of record shortfalls in federal tax revenues. During April, May, and June of this year deficits surges to unprecedented highs as economic activity dried up.
US Employment Stalls As Trillion-Dollar Deficits Mount
New tax revenue data released by the Treasury Department shows that tax revenue further worsened in June (compared year over year) from May's already cratering total.
Why Didn't The 1958 And 1918 Pandemics Destroy The Economy? Hint: It's The Lockdowns
Media pundits and politicians are now in the habit of claiming it was the pandemic itself that has caused unemployment to skyrocket and economic growth to plummet.
Money Supply Growth In April Ballooned To A New High
Fueled by unprecedented quantitative easing, central bank asset purchases, and various stimulus packages, the money supply growth rate ballooned in April to an all-time high.
Central Banks Around The World Embrace Unprecedented "Quantitative Easing"
It feels like it's been months, but it's only been a few weeks since the world's central banks started forcing down their key interest rates to historical lows around the world.
The Fed's Balance Sheet Skyrockets As It Doubles Down On Inflating Asset Prices
Back in October, the Fed already knew there was a liquidity problem. This is why in September, the Fed began a new round of quantitative easing to essentially bail out the repo markets.
Why Mexico Is Reluctant To Shut Down Its Economy To Combat COVID-19
Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has been reluctant to impose mandatory "social distancing" orders on the Mexican population.
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