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A Weekly Dose of Hazlitt: How to Halt Inflation

“How to Halt Inflation” is the title of Henry Hazlitt’s Newsweek column from December 29, 1958. This was Hazlitt’s last column for 1958, yet it could have been written yesterday with only a few minor changes. Despite great efforts from … Continue reading

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A Weekly Dose of Hazlitt: Why We Lose Gold

“Why We Lose Gold” is the title of Henry Hazlitt’s Newsweek column from December 22, 1958. Here, Hazlitt shows how inflation in the US threatened its Bretton Woods treaty obligations via an outflow of gold. A decade later, the cracks … Continue reading

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A Weekly Dose of Hazlitt: In Franco’s Spain

“In Franco’s Spain” is the title of Henry Hazlitt’s Newsweek column from December 1, 1958. Here, Hazlitt visits Spain and shows that it provides an excellent example of a fascist socialist economy: a mix of state run companies, licenses, price … Continue reading

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A Weekly Dose of Hazlitt: Why Cheap Money Fails

“Why Cheap Money Fails” is the title of Henry Hazlitt’s Newsweek column from November 24, 1958. Here, Hazlitt shows that lowering interest rates in the 1930s did not end mass unemployment and that despite higher interest rates in the 1950s, … Continue reading

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A Weekly Dose of Hazlitt: Ten-Year Miracle

“Ten-Year Miracle” is the title of Henry Hazlitt’s Newsweek column from November 10, 1958. Here, Hazlitt relates his observations of Germany’s post World War 2 economic recovery. There is an unfortunate feature of Hazlitt’s view of inflation at the end … Continue reading

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A Weekly Dose of Hazlitt: Bipartisan Inflation

“Bipartisan Inflation” is the title of Henry Hazlitt’s Newsweek column from September 22, 1958. What is interesting about this column is a report of an increase in social security benefits and taxes to pay for them. Because there was never … Continue reading

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A Weekly Dose of Hazlitt: 20 Ways to Giveaway

“20 Ways to Giveaway” is the title of Henry Hazlitt’s Newsweek column from September 15, 1958. While US government bribes to corrupt foreign officials, so called foreign aid, has greatly diminished in real dollar terms since Hazlitt’s day, it still … Continue reading

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