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Lipton Matthews

Lipton Matthews is a researcher, business analyst, and contributor to Mises.org, The Federalist, and the Jamaica Gleaner. He may be contacted at lo_matthews@yahoo.com or twitter @matthewslipton

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Riots Only Help Fuel Urban Impoverishment

Blog09/18/2020

Riots (unlike peaceful protests) are economically disastrous for inner cities. They also tend to create blowback against the people the riots claim to be defending.

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The Failures of Federal Race-Based Paternalism

ProgressivismU.S. History

Blog09/03/2020

While the Left believes itself to be the friend of the downtrodden, the fact is that the Left supports policies that hinder countless Americans of all backgrounds in attaining economic success for themselves and their families. 

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Colonial Exploitation Did Not Fuel the West's Economic Development

PovertyWorld History

Blog08/29/2020

The West did not need resources from "Third World" colonies to attain economic development. In fact, colonialism was a result of the West's development, and not its cause.

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The Problem with British Slavery Reparations in the West Indies

Labor and WagesWorld History

Blog08/05/2020

A just scheme for reparations requires us to identify specific victims. But current calls for reparations do no such thing. Also, the British economy was not built on slavery, as some now claim.

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Did Native Peoples Live in Harmony with Nature? It's Complicated.

The EnvironmentPrivate Property

Blog04/10/2020

The popular notion that indigenous peoples residing in a precapitalist order are particularly skillful at managing the earth's resources is a myth.

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