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Ballots and Bullets

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog4 hours ago

It is often argued that democracy replaces violent political changes with peaceful ones, but this is not quite as convincing as we are told.

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The Presidential Election: Baltar vs. Roslin

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureWar and Foreign Policy

Blog7 hours ago

All of this has happened before, and all of this will happen again.

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The Federal Reserve Is Hillary Clinton’s Secret Weapon

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog17 hours ago

With an election coming, the Fed has lost its enthusiasm for raising interest rates, much to the benefit of the incumbent party.

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Why This "Boom" Doesn't Feel Like One

Booms and BustsMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog20 hours ago

There are really two types of asset-price-inflation periods. One is the "boom" type, but the other is the current "depression" type.

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How Regulation Protects Established Firms

Big GovernmentInterventionism

Blog23 hours ago

Regulation makes many firms larger and more bureaucratic than they would otherwise be.

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How the Feds Botched the Frontier Homestead Acts

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


The Homestead Acts are often held up as proof of how wise and prudent the federal government can be. The actual history of the Acts is less impressive.

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