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Don't Cry For Us, Argentina

U.S. Economic Policy Imitates Peronist Argentina

OCTOBER 21, 2009 by WILLIAM ANDERSON

The United States is facing perhaps its second-greatest economic crisis ever, and so far the government has taken page after page from Juan Peron's playbook.

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Is a Weak Dollar a Strong Sign? Not So Fast!

Paul Krugman Borrows from Big Brother

OCTOBER 14, 2009 by WILLIAM ANDERSON

For all the talk that the government's policies of bailouts, printing money, and borrowing at record rates have "prevented" a second Great Depression, the truth is that all the government has done is to give the illusion of recovery while setting us up for an even worse Day of Reckoning.

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Do We Need Another Stimulus?

A Second Stimulus Would Work No Better Than the First

OCTOBER 07, 2009 by WILLIAM ANDERSON

For the U.S. economy to have a real recovery, the economy first must shed the huge number of malinvestments that piled up like garbage on New York streets during the last unsustainable boom.

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The Stimulus Helped the Economy? Not So Fast!

Government Make-Work Projects Will Not Be Key to Recovery

SEPTEMBER 30, 2009 by WILLIAM ANDERSON

Not only are they handing out money in a manner that imperils our future, but they also are demanding that it be spent on phantom things that intelligent people never would need in the first place.

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Did Cash for Clunkers "Revitalize" the Auto Industry?

SEPTEMBER 23, 2009 by WILLIAM ANDERSON

Contrary to what Automotive News breathlessly declared, the Cash program pretty much was what anyone with common sense and decent economic training could have predicted. It spurred sales for a while, but after the money dried up, so did the new car sales.

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Obama and the Protectionist War Against the Poor

SEPTEMBER 16, 2009 by WILLIAM ANDERSON

Obama imposed new tariffs to please American union members, but the lower-paid workers in our country, however, will pay the deadly price, all in the name of "social justice" and "protecting American workers."

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Krugman Also Gets It Wrong

Paul Krugman is Wrong About John Maynard Keynes

SEPTEMBER 09, 2009 by WILLIAM ANDERSON

Krugman is right that economists "got it wrong." However, it was not a religious belief in free markets that caused the trouble, but rather government intervention, something Krugman never seems to mention in any of his columns.

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The Legacy of Progressivism

Progressivism is not progress

SEPTEMBER 02, 2009 by WILLIAM ANDERSON

From the Fed to the staggering weight of government spending and debt, we can see that Progressivism truly has run its course. Unfortunately, while it runs its course, Progressivism also is running this country into the ground.

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It's been 40 years since F. A. Hayek received his Nobel Prize. His insights, particularly on the distribution of knowledge and the impossibility of economic planning, remain hugely important today. In this issue, we look back on the influence of his work. Max Borders and Craig Biddle debate whether liberty must be defended from one absolute foundation, further reflections on Scottish secession, and how technology is already changing our world for the better--including how robots, despite the unease they cause, will only accelerate this process.
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