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Phony Civil Rights

The expansion of "civil rights" places emphasis upon "positive rights" that apply to specific groups with political privilege. This is a far cry from the concept of rights that helped build a free society in the United States.

Mises Wire Wanjiru Njoya
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Caitlin Clark, Bullying and the Business of Basketball

Caitlin Clark, with her array of basketball skills, has filled arenas in her inaugural WNBA season. However, the idea of merit clashes with the leftist, egalitarian mindset that dominates in the league, and the early reaction to her success has been discouraging.
Kevin Duffy
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The American Empire

The Roman Empire never doubted that it was the defender of civilization. Americans have added freedom and democracy. Yet the more that may be added to it the more it is the same language still. A language of power.
Garet Garrett
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Democracy Is Not the Same Thing as Freedom

The ruling classes insist that a country with a democratic government is also a free country. However, democracies also can be tyrannical and despotic. After all, in the final analysis, a democracy is two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner.
Soham Patil
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Private Property Comes from Scarcity, Not Law

The socialist elites that dominate our institutions insist that private property is nothing more than a social construct held together by violence. As usual, they misunderstand that scarcity itself, which is the basis for economics, is also the basis for private property.
Joakim Book
What Has Government Done to Our Money?
In the last few years, many Americans have started to see the truth about the Federal Reserve. Putting this book in their hands at this moment will have a profound effect for the better.
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Progressivism

The battle between American individualism and modern progressive collectivism.
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