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    Sanjay Paul- Central Banking Apologist

    The following is a piece I wrote as a response to an editorial written in the Harrisburg Patriot News by Elizabethtown College economics professor Sanjay Paul.  The piece, unfortunately, didn’t get picked up so I will reproduce it here.  It’s written for the layman as a simple critique of Paul’s commendation of...

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    Socialists, Come Back!

    I was speaking with some people from Carleton Students for Liberty on Thursday. During the discussion, someone...

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    Self-Serving Bias and Central Banking

    One typically doesn’t look to government bureaucracies to receive hard-nosed, objective discussions on the economy.  Far too...

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    Mark Carney- A Success or Lucky?

    That is the question implied by Jay Bryan of the Montreal Gazette today who praises  Bank of...

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    Trees, Meet the Forest

    Are we witnessing the end of a mercantilist, Keynesian financial system? Gustave Flaubert said “The future is the worst thing about the present.” Gustave would have made a wonderful central banker. Who can read this and not feel that it is an apt description of the global financial situation? Despite all the...

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    The 3 Ways to Spend Money

    During my study of Austrian Economics, it has become very clear how government spending is bad economics....

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    Liberalism vs. Fascism

    Fascism differs from its close cousins, Communism and aristocratic conservatism, in several important ways. To understand these...

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    SOPA: Who Is To Blame?

    If you had the pleasure of visiting internet giants such as Google or Wikipedia today, you may have noticed something amiss on their respective homepages.  In what has to be the largest internet protest in history, “blackout” symbolism is being used en mass to garner attention for an issue that quite literally...

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    Abolishing Socialism with Solzhenitsyn

    Alexandr I. Solzhenitsyn’s return to...

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    Eugene Robinson and the Luddites

    Few syndicated columnists abrade this author much like Eugene Robinson of the Washington Post.  Despite his plethora of literary honors including a Pulitzer Prize and twice weekly column in one of the nation’s largest newspapers, Mr. Robinson oft-displays an elementary view on the workings of a market economy.  Robinson, like many of...

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    The Gilded Age: A Modest Revision

    Mark Twain named the decades after...

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    Thoughts from a Canadian on the Canadian Socialized Medical System

    “In Canada the state likes to control the industry; in the US monopoly power is doled out by the state but usually vests in private hands – so up here you have state monopolies and crown corporations while down there you have antitrust and cronyism…or “state capitalism” (or corporatism) – in Russia...

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    Mercantilism and Ontario’s Wine Industry

    The policies of mercantilism that harken back to the days of the 17th century are alive and well in modern day Ontario.  But in this case, the industry in favor of the so-presumed enlightened public officials is not one normally considered of great need or “public necessity.”  It’s one of simple recreational...

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    Fatal Conceit Alive and Well in Davos

    According to Peter Foster in a great piece in the Financial Post last week Compared, however, with...

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    How Intellectual Property Hampers the Free Market

    Advocates of free-market capitalism commonly believe...

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    Japan’s Debt Finally Catching Up To It?

    There is a fatal flaw that permeates every conceivable scheme of government enterprise and ineluctably prevents it...