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Public Lands: America’s Great Anomaly

October 3, 2022

Publicly-owned land, land owned by the government, represents a large, integral part of the U.S. economy. Over 40 percent of the total surface area of the United States is publicly-owned. For perspective, that area is slightly more than six times larger than the surface area of France. Publicly-owned lands are found in every county of […]

Video: Inflation – Why We Have it and Where it’s Going

August 4, 2022

Steve Hanke, professor of applied economics at the Johns Hopkins University, sketched a monetarist’s view of “Inflation—Why We Have It and Where It’s Going,” for the Jewish Policy Center’s August 4 webinar. The Biden administration, Federal Reserve, and news media are “looking for inflation in all the wrong places,” he said. With inflation —often called […]

Avoiding Latin America’s Currency Disasters

January 7, 2021

For decades, Latin America has been littered with one currency crisis after another. The best way to avoid these is to dump their disaster-prone currencies and replace them with the U.S. dollar, as Panama, Ecuador, and El Salvador have done. Dollarization occurs when residents of a country use a foreign currency instead of the country’s […]

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