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Let’s learn about hyperinflation. Who knows what the future holds for us?

Summary:  What makes an experiment is uncertainty about the outcome, no matter how great people’s confidence. That applies to the great monetary experiments now in progress by China, Europe, America, and Japan. Europe since 2008, the USA since 1998, and Japan since 1988 all have common histories: confident leadership, unexpected crises, and repeatedly wrong forecasts. After all that …

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The World of Wonders: Everybody Goes Nuts Together (part 2 about Monetary Magic)

Summary:  We live in an age of wonders, in which things unforeseen or even unimagined become daily fare for the news, or remain unremarked.  This is the 3rd chapter in this series, attempting to open your eyes to the amazing things taking place.  Today we have the second half of a guest post by Nathan …

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The World of Wonders: Monetary Magic applied to cure America’s economic ills

Summary:  We live in an age of wonders, in which things unforeseen — even unimagined — become daily fare for the news, or remain unremarked.  This is the second chapter in this series, attempting to open your eyes to the amazing things taking place.  Today we have a guest post by Nathan Lewis looking at …

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About urban farming: impractical romanticism for a lost age

Excerpt from “The Problem With Little Teeny Farms, part 2: How Many Acres Can Sustain a Family?“, Nathan Lewis, posted at New World Economics, 4 April 2010: We have been bashing the idea of “little teeny farms.” The Problem With Little Teeny Farms, 28 March 2010 The reason we are bashing this idea is because it …

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A parable of America today – subways here and around the world

One of the great oddities of 21st century America:  our inability to learn from other nations.  Our health care system stands as the definitive proof of this.  Our system costs twice that of other nations, yet returns equivalent results in aggregate (and vastly inferior results for those without coverage).  It’s a simple test — copying proven …

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