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August 4, 2020
Paul Krugman’s Ad Hominem Defense of Central Banking
Paul Krugman may hide behind rude and crude ad hominem attacks on those who do not share his views, but that does not prove his case. It only serves to harm his own reputation and legitimacy in the arena of public policy debate.
Economy
August 4, 2020
California Loses Thousands of Jobs and Crucial Fuel as Marathon Martinez Refinery Goes Idle
California just experienced a catastrophic loss from the COIVD-19 impact on the economy, as one of its major refineries, Marathon Martinez, has just announced it will be idled indefinitely.
Government & Politics
July 31, 2020
Biden’s False Climate Promises
Biden’s multi-trillion dollar climate action plan is full of promises that the law says he cannot keep. Promising to do what you cannot do is a false promise. Here are some big-ticket examples.
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Economy
July 28, 2020
Gold and Free Banking Versus Central Banking
In spite of the declared “independence” of the Federal Reserve from the political control of either Congress or the White House, America’s central bank is a branch of the U.S. government that is responsible for setting monetary policy.
Economy
July 22, 2020
Hold China Accountable – or Give It Even More Control?
The Green New Deal would make US reliance on China much worse.
Economy
July 21, 2020
The Coin Shortage: A Big Deal about Small Change
Retailers are asking customers to use credit or debit cards, and some are refusing to make change in coins. They say it’s because of the novel coronavirus. The virus may be playing a part; but, there’s more to the coin shortage.

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Economy
August 4, 2020
By Richard Ebeling
Paul Krugman may hide behind rude and crude ad hominem attacks on those who do not share his views, but that does not prove his case. It only serves to harm his own reputation and legitimacy in the arena of public policy debate.
August 4, 2020
By Ronald Stein, P.E.
California just experienced a catastrophic loss from the COIVD-19 impact on the economy, as one of its major refineries, Marathon Martinez, has just announced it will be idled indefinitely.
July 31, 2020
By David Wojick
Biden’s multi-trillion dollar climate action plan is full of promises that the law says he cannot keep. Promising to do what you cannot do is a false promise. Here are some big-ticket examples.
July 28, 2020
By Richard Ebeling
In spite of the declared “independence” of the Federal Reserve from the political control of either Congress or the White House, America’s central bank is a branch of the U.S. government that is responsible for setting monetary policy.
July 22, 2020
By Paul Driessen, Ned Mamula
The Green New Deal would make US reliance on China much worse.
July 21, 2020
By Clifford Thies
Retailers are asking customers to use credit or debit cards, and some are refusing to make change in coins. They say it’s because of the novel coronavirus. The virus may be playing a part; but, there’s more to the coin shortage.
July 17, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Perhaps the most frustrating aspect of the COVID-19 pandemic is reading that non-pharmaceutical interventions like social distancing, stay-at-home orders, and business closures are saving lives. They are not.
June 24, 2020
By Seton Motley
The American economy is too dependent upon China to quickly reverse course.
June 24, 2020
By Richard Ebeling
Despite the constant failures of Keynesian economics and statist policies, people still haven't realized that free-market economics is the way forward.
June 17, 2020
By Richard Ebeling
The issue of race relations in America has reached a new high pitch with the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis policeman, followed by mass peaceful demonstrations and instances of violence, looting, and arson in cities around the country.