Will Coronavirus End the Fed?

Posted on

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” — Benjamin Franklin (1706–90) One of my Fox colleagues recently sent me an email attachment of a painting of the framers signing the Constitution of the United States. Except in this version, George Washington—who presided at the… Read More

How Government Price Controls Are Keeping Toilet Paper Off the Market

Posted on

China and Russia are open for business and working at close to capacity as America shutters most all business and industry in states such as Pennsylvania, New York, California, New Jersey, and Connecticut. In many cases only select manufacturing companies are allowed to operate, which means that most manufacturers will be short of parts and services… Read More

Why I Love Price Gouging–and Why You Should Too

Posted on

China and Russia are open for business and working at close to capacity as America shutters most all business and industry in states such as Pennsylvania, New York, California, New Jersey, and Connecticut. In many cases only select manufacturing companies are allowed to operate, which means that most manufacturers will be short of parts and services… Read More

Back to Work: America Has No Choice if It Is to Avoid Total Disaster

Posted on

China and Russia are open for business and working at close to capacity as America shutters most all business and industry in states such as Pennsylvania, New York, California, New Jersey, and Connecticut. In many cases only select manufacturing companies are allowed to operate, which means that most manufacturers will be short of parts and services… Read More

Cash and the Coronavirus

Posted on

[unable to retrieve full-text content]By: Joseph T. Salerno You know it was bound to happen.  Mainstream media organizations are using the novel coronavirus epidemic to open a new front on the War on Cash by trying to instill a fear of cash into the American public.  As Nick Hankoff trenchantly writes: Cash has been the target… Read More

Uh-Oh, The FDIC Exhorts Us Not to Hit the (Bank) Panic Button

Posted on

For many Americans, the FDA has taken on a sort of mystique as the gold standard of medical guidance—similar to the emotional connection many Britons feel for the National Health Service (NHS). Unfortunately, both of these government bureaucracies actively undermine the healthcare systems of their nation. As the continuing coronavirus places a larger microscope on… Read More

Why We Need Price "Gouging"

Posted on

I write this on March 18, now having watched a 180-degree reversal of how we think about contagious disease. Formerly, we would put sick people in quarantine and respect the right of healthy people to go about their lives. Now we are on the brink of martial law. In our zeal to fight the coronavirus,… Read More

Quarantine Chronicles, No. 1: The History of the Austrian School

Posted on

The issue of whether government in America can quarantine persons against their will, ostensibly for their own health and that of others with whom they may come in contact, requires a dual analysis—one of the powers of the federal government and the other of the powers of the states. For constitutional analysis purposes, since local… Read More

The FDA Continues to Actively Undermine America’s Response

Posted on

The issue of whether government in America can quarantine persons against their will, ostensibly for their own health and that of others with whom they may come in contact, requires a dual analysis—one of the powers of the federal government and the other of the powers of the states. For constitutional analysis purposes, since local… Read More

Jeff Deist Argues Against Bailouts in The Hill

Posted on

The issue of whether government in America can quarantine persons against their will, ostensibly for their own health and that of others with whom they may come in contact, requires a dual analysis—one of the powers of the federal government and the other of the powers of the states. For constitutional analysis purposes, since local… Read More

The Crazed Trillion Dollar Coin Proposal is Back

Posted on

The issue of whether government in America can quarantine persons against their will, ostensibly for their own health and that of others with whom they may come in contact, requires a dual analysis—one of the powers of the federal government and the other of the powers of the states. For constitutional analysis purposes, since local… Read More

What C.S. Lewis's Screwtape Teaches Us About Politics

Posted on

The issue of whether government in America can quarantine persons against their will, ostensibly for their own health and that of others with whom they may come in contact, requires a dual analysis—one of the powers of the federal government and the other of the powers of the states. For constitutional analysis purposes, since local… Read More

Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste

Posted on

The issue of whether government in America can quarantine persons against their will, ostensibly for their own health and that of others with whom they may come in contact, requires a dual analysis—one of the powers of the federal government and the other of the powers of the states. For constitutional analysis purposes, since local… Read More

Nunca dejes que una buena crisis se desperdicie

Posted on

The issue of whether government in America can quarantine persons against their will, ostensibly for their own health and that of others with whom they may come in contact, requires a dual analysis—one of the powers of the federal government and the other of the powers of the states. For constitutional analysis purposes, since local… Read More

Flattening the Economy "Because Virus"

Posted on

The issue of whether government in America can quarantine persons against their will, ostensibly for their own health and that of others with whom they may come in contact, requires a dual analysis—one of the powers of the federal government and the other of the powers of the states. For constitutional analysis purposes, since local… Read More

Can the Government Restrict Travel to Protect Public Health?

Posted on

The issue of whether government in America can quarantine persons against their will, ostensibly for their own health and that of others with whom they may come in contact, requires a dual analysis—one of the powers of the federal government and the other of the powers of the states. For constitutional analysis purposes, since local… Read More

Is the Coronacrisis Giving the Fed Cover to Hold Corporate Debt?

Posted on

[unable to retrieve full-text content]By: Tho Bishop Two weeks ago, Fed chair Jay Powell declared the “fundamentals of the U.S. economy strong,” while simultaneously announcing the largest interest rate cut since 2008 in the face of global pressures stemming from the coronavirus. Last week, the Fed escalated its repo operations in a desperate attempt to boost… Read More

The Financial System Is Now Totally Dependent on Government Intervention

Posted on

There are some very disturbing calls for quick-fix “solutions” following the reporting of how countries have and have not handled COVID-19. It is not about how contagious or dangerous the virus actually is, which is not my expertise, but the typical and dangerous misunderstanding of the supposed efficiency of hierarchy and, therefore, the effectiveness of control… Read More