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May 16, 2023  •  Weekly Newsletter
America is Drunk on Credit—and Polarized Politics Complicate the Fed’s Unenviable Challenge of Ending Easy Money

Alvaro Vargas Llosa (Fortune)

At the moment, post-pandemic America is drunk on credit—but the piper will soon demand his pay. And then comes: recession, the inevitable way economies purge excesses and get back on track. Who’s ready for the pain? READ MORE »

The Midas Paradox

Financial Markets, Government Policy Shocks,
and the Great Depression

By Scott Sumner

China Holds All the Cards in the Great Green Energy Game

Steve H. Hanke, Adrien Yataco-Chatain (Daily Caller)

Back in 1987, Deng Xiaoping asserted that “the Middle East has oil; China has rare earths.” China is tightening its chokehold on the dissemination of those materials. Whither then, green energy, which depends on them? READ MORE »

Re-Thinking Green

Alternatives to Environmental Bureaucracy

Edited by Robert Higgs, Carl P. Close

The Supreme Court Should Review and Enjoin the Illinois Gun Ban

Stephen P. Halbrook (Reason’s Volokh Conspiracy)

Following Bruen, last year’s landmark gun-rights case, several lower courts have been getting it right. Others, however, have retained an air of defiance to the Supreme Court. It needs to step in and stop the nonsense. READ MORE »

The Founders’ Second Amendment

Origins of the Right to Bear Arms

By Stephen P. Halbrook

Fed Expands its Span of Control over U.S. Banks

William F. Shughart II

What does the failure of First Republic Bank and its government-ordered rescue by JP Morgan Chase portend? A landscape littered with more failed banks—and lots of rescued bankers battening on taxpayer dollars. How do we prevent this? (Let the author hear your thoughts!) READ MORE »

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