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Critics of ‘Isolationism’ Cherry-Pick the Worst Arguments For It

Critics of so-called “isolationism” claim a desire to stay out of conflicts like Ukraine are rooted in veneration for Donald Trump and/or Tucker Carlson, partisan disdain for Joe Biden, fear that the U.S. is too weak for global involvement, too broke, or that non-interventionists want to save money, bombs and bullets for the supposedly inevitable war with China over Taiwan.

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Can the Fed Increase the Rate of Interest Charged to Taylor Swift?

At the Wall Street Journal, Fed-watcher Timiraos writes that with government measures of inflation having “fallen much faster than expected,” nominal interest rates “adjusted for inflation” have “risen and might be restricting economic activity too much.” He worries that the nothing of notion of “rising real rates” signals great peril for the U.S. economy, and the Fed that allegedly plans it. The good news is that rates aren’t uniform because people aren’t.

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If Javier Milei Trusts the Markets, He Doesn’t Need to ‘Dollarize’

This will cause some heads to explode within the various free-market and interventionist religions, but market forces born of production decide which currencies circulate, not central banks or presidents. Which means Javier Milei is wise to not dollarize.

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