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Jefferson on the Family and Liberty

Blog4 hours ago

One of the standard criticisms of the free market point of view is that it treats individuals as isolated atoms who view other people only as means to the pursuit of their selfish ends. 

A Brief History of the Gold Standard, with a Focus on the United States

Blog9 hours ago

Arguments over the gold standard are not merely technical disagreements. Rather, the gold standard often serves as a proxy for “sound money,” which was a central element in the classical liberal tradition of limiting government’s ability to wreak havoc on society.

Why Property Rights Are Absolute, but Contracts Are Not

Blog08/13/2020

Because each person's control over his own body and will are inalienable, no person can be held to any sort of slavery "contract" even if all parties once agreed on it.

Gold Prices Show There's a "Big Short" Going on in Official Currencies

Blog08/13/2020

A rising price of gold and silver in US dollars, euros, Chinese renminbi, Japanese yen, etc. means this:  the higher the price of this precious metal, the lower the exchange value of official currencies.

Why There's a Left-Right Divide among Libertarians

Blog08/13/2020

Like it or not, libertarians have divided themselves along left-right lines. Here's a brief explanation.

Trump's Payroll Tax Order Is Good Politics, but Doesn't Offer Much Tax Relief

Blog08/12/2020

Trump's executive order providing a short deferment on payroll taxes is not really a tax cut. But many voters may perceive it as one.

Are Negative Rates a Natural Historical Development?

Blog08/12/2020

Central bankers are saying two things at once. First, they say that negative interest rates are a natural historical development. But then they say negative rates are an essential tool central banks are using to manipulate the economy.

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