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Wilhelm von Humboldt’s Demarcation of the Limits of State Activity

Big GovernmentDemocracySocialism


Before there was Thomas Jefferson, there was Wilhelm von Humboldt, who saw the importance of guarding against the encroachment of state power.

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Declaring Independence from the Parasite Caste

Big GovernmentDemocracyU.S. History


As Americans prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, they would do well to remember that those who fought for independence would not support the Leviathan state that the USA has become.

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Is Social Justice the Progressive Equivalent of Rent-Seeking Behavior?

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureProgressivism


Rent seeking is a popular term used in economics to describe the behavior of firms trying to gain something from the government. Time to expand the definition.

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The FTC Should Answer Its Call of Duty to Gamers

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationProtectionism and Free TradeInterventionism


The Federal Trade Commission is heavily scrutinizing the proposed merger between Microsoft and Activision. Why? Because Sony is against it.

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Sound Money Is Required for Real Budget Discipline

Big GovernmentThe FedInflationMoney and BanksPolitics


The usual suspects are "relieved" that Congress gave President Biden what he wanted on the so-called budget deal. Without sound money, however, the borrowing and spending regime will collapse sooner or later.

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The GDPR Paradox: Empowering Government in the Name of Data Protection

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationDemocracyLibertarianism


The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation supposedly protects people from government data abuse. In reality, it empowers governments.

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Republicans Fail on the Debt Ceiling in 2023

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy


Despite "concerns" about increasing federal debt, in the end Republican legislators have gone along with whatever the ruling elites want. The Limit, Save and Grow Act of 2023 is more of the same.

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Rothbard: Essentials of Money and Inflation

Big GovernmentThe FedMoney and Banking


The government and its central bank act precisely as would a grand counterfeiter, with very similar social and economic effects.

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Progressives Want to Eliminate Wealthy Entrepreneurs but Need the Wealth They Create

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureProgressivismSocialismEntrepreneurship


Modern culture is biased against those that are rich even while depending upon the wealth that successful entrepreneurs have created.

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Washington Has No Moral Authority to Ban Guns

Big GovernmentThe Police StateWar and Foreign Policy


Another mass shooting, another call for gun control. However, when it comes to mass killings, Washington sets the sorry example.

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