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What Harry Potter Can Teach the Federal Reserve

The FedMedia and Culture


Given the monetary dark arts being practiced around the world, I would much prefer my money in the hands of Gringotts goblin, than at the mercy of our Federal Reserve Chairman Who-Must-Not-Be-Named.

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Economists as Modern Astrologers

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology


Are modern economists pseudoscientists like the astrologers of old?

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New York Finally Legalizes (and Heavily Taxes) Mixed Martial Arts

Media and CultureTaxes and Spending


New York will legalize MMA, but plans to tax Mixed Martial Arts events at an even higher rate than boxing or wrestling matches.

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The Batman Movie They Should Have Made

Media and Culture


Created by Paul Pope, a libertarian comic book writer also responsible for the critically acclaimed Batman: Year 100, Berlin Batman was an Elseworld tale published in 1998's The Batman Chronicles #11. The story involves young Baruch Wane, a wealthy socialite, who is tipped...

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Socialism Starves the People: Cuba Edition

Media and CulturePolitical Theory


Studies of the improving Cuban culinary scene after Fidel Castro's stepping down from power reminds us of how socialism actually impoverished the people by making their mundane, ordinary lives much more difficult to live.

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The JetBlue Democracy Experiment

Media and CulturePolitical Theory


The intended message of the JetBlue commercial is that if we just work together and make some sacrifices, we can all win. However, it actually showcased the inherent flaws in democratic processes.

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The Real Value of a Powerball Ticket

Media and CultureSubjectivismValue and Exchange


Rather than a cold estimate of the probability of future returns, the Powerball actually illustrates the subjective theory of value.

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The Big Short

Booms and BustsCorporate WelfareThe FedFinancial MarketsMedia and Culture


The Big Short is a pretty good movie, but there are a few things it leaves out.

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