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The Economic Evil of Eugenics

HealthInterventionism

Blog25 min ago

Eugenics has haunted the social sciences for the better part of two centuries. Historically, as a social movement, its most ardent advocates were the progressives, while in economics its most famous champion was John Maynard Keynes....

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Our Huge Hidden Tax: Government Regulations

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10 hours ago
Eliminating government regulations is as critical as tax relief in turning the US economy around.

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Nietzsche and the State

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog10 hours ago
Nietzsche thought that the state would probably be replaced by private protection agencies.

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Democracy, the God That's Failing

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog02/17/2017
Jefferson and Hoppe were right about democracy, but it took Trump and Brexit to show the world how quickly elites abandon it when they don’t prevail.

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The Great Gatsby and the Fed

Booms and BustsMedia and CultureBusiness CyclesPolitical Theory

Blog02/17/2017
The “constant flicker” of American life described by Fitzgerald in his novel is no less than the artificial boom driven by the Fed during the 1920s.

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Week in Review: February 18, 2017

The FedFree MarketsInterventionismPolitical Theory

Blog02/17/2017
The Fed has elected to keep kicking the can down the road.

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