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By Jeremiah Dow | Stories for free minds covering free markets.

Current National U.S. Debt - Approaching $20,000,000,000

The national debt is the total amount of intra-governmental and public debt owed by the U.S. federal government. About two-thirds of this debt is in …

Monopoly Money Should Give Way to Choice in Currency

For more than two hundred years, practically all of even the most thoroughgoing free market advocates have assumed that money and banking were …

Economics

Any of These 3 Bubbles Could Be about to Burst

Moral hazard, easy money, and cheap credit have never produced good results. History is littered with examples of financial disaster brought about by …

From communism to capitalism: How Christmas gift-giving has changed in Poland

Poles who grew up during the communist era love to tell their children and grandchildren that as kids, they would be satisfied with a simple orange under the Christmas tree.<p>This is, in part, an admonition against expecting a bountiful haul of presents, but it’s also an expression of nostalgia for …

Christmas

George Selgin on central banking. Full talk from Objectivist Summer Conferenc...

Portland city council passes tax on CEOs who earn 100 times more than staff

Revenue from the new tax, which seeks to address income inequality, is intended to be used to pay for programs for homeless people<p>The Portland, Oregon, city council has voted to pass a first-of-its-kind measure that would levy a tax on public companies whose CEO-to-workers pay ratio is more than …

Equality

Self-Discipline Must Be Selfish

Today’s the day. The day you get serious about your work, your studies, your finances, your health, your life. Commence adulting.<p>The work, the …

One Senator Saw the Problem with the Fed before It Was Created

If I haven't been posting much lately, it's because I'm working on a paper about the 1908-12 National Monetary Commission, and have been up to my …

7 Harsh Realities Of Life Millennials Need To Understand

Sean Spicer exposes media hypocrisy and serious concerns over Dr. Farkas' comments.<p>All stocks were winners, some won a lot more than others, …

Did the Fed Really Say they Could Buy Stocks?

The Fed told Congress it would buy stocks if Congress allowed it. This statement has caused a lot of people to scratch their heads. Will this cause …