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About Fantasy Free Economics

James Quillian is an independent scholar and economist.

Drug Testing Food Stamp Recipients Scott Walker

Never was it suggested that the prime recipients of the TARP bill if 2008 be tested for drug use. Are the beneficiaries of the ethanol program drug tested? How about the beneficiaries of the Fed’s zero interest rate policy? What … Continue reading

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Crime and Government

It is a whole lot safer to get new laws passed than to break existing laws on the books. How do I know crime and government merge over time? There is nothing to prevent that from happening. It is an … Continue reading

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The Way Government Works

What citizens assume government is doing and what government actually does are not the same. The most common use of government is that it serves as a place where people go to get what they want and have others pay … Continue reading

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Financial Markets and the Fed

It would be hard to purposely wreak the level of harm on the United States as has Federal Reserve. I seem to be alone in recognizing monetary policy as a political agenda. It didn’t start with the financial crisis. The … Continue reading

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Pelosi Wants Conyers to Resign?

Pelosi wants Conyers to resign. what does that imply? That implies Conyers is guilty of many other things that have not yet been exposed. It also means that in the process of implicating Conyers of one thing, all sorts of … Continue reading

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What is Missing From the Tax Legislation?

Do American citizens have any idea what government costs? Hopefully not, would be the answer from both the president and congress, if they were being honest. If no one knows what government costs, who is going to object to an … Continue reading

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Worshiping False Idols

Natural law has preeminence over any principle derived out of human intellect.  This presents a problem for mainstream economists. The best sources of natural law are largely off limits to to academics. The ideal sources of natural law are found … Continue reading

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Income Taxes Who Should Pay The Most?

What do lobbyists do? They lobby in order to increase government spending. Lobbyists are hired by the richest people in the world. You might ask, “why would the rich want the government to spend more money? Are not the rich … Continue reading

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Bitcoin Decoding The Phenomenon

First let me say that I am not a bitcoin guy. I do not have a bitcoin position. I am not even sure what the value it is said to have is based upon. Understanding the bitcoin phenomenon doesn’t require … Continue reading

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Fear of Failure

Is there no fear of failure in our leaders and institutions? What would happen if the media tried to manipulate public opinion and the public didn’t believe them? What would happen if the public discovered that Federal Reserve policy never … Continue reading

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