U.S. History

Displaying 11 - 20 of 2847

A Pyrrhic End to 130 Years of Vicious Bad Money and Banking Crises

Booms and BustsThe FedMoney and BanksU.S. EconomyU.S. History


The current banking crises have deep roots in US financial history. Monetary authorities have engaged in inflationary behavior for more than a hundred years.

Read More

Waco 30 Years Later: It Is Not an Atrocity if the Feds Do It

Media and CulturePoliticsStrategyThe Police StateU.S. History


Today is the 30th anniversary of the Waco Massacre in which the media and the government self-congratulated each other in absolving the FBI of any crimes. Nothing has changed since then.

Read More

Peace is Breaking Out in the Middle East…and Washington is Not Happy!

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy


To normal people the idea of peace breaking out in the Middle East is a wonderful thing. But Washington is anything but normal.

Read More

Do We Need a "National Divorce"? It's Not a New Idea

AntipoliticsDemocracySecessionU.S. History


We are hearing calls both from right and left for an amicable national divorce. In truth, the states were never "hitched" in the first place, at least not by any plausible definition of marriage.

Read More

The World War Boom and '46 Bust: Why War Does Not Keep Us Out of Recessions

Economic PolicyHayekU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy


Perhaps the most pernicious Keynesian myth is that a market economy needs wars in order to keep full employment. Wars don't stimulate the economy; they depress it.

Read More

If at First You Don't Secede . . .

PoliticsSecessionU.S. History


David Gordon explores how Abraham Lincoln's stated view on secession was fundamentally Hobbesian, cynical, and violent. 

Read More

Role Reversal: The Collapse of the Dollar-Enforced Empire

The FedInflationMonetary PolicyU.S. HistoryWorld History


A generation ago, the Berlin Wall fell and the USSR collapsed. Today, US monetary authorities are bringing down our own country.

Read More

Central Bank Digital Currencies Would Bring Hyperinflation

U.S. History


The only thing that saves citizens from much higher prices is the fact that the transmission mechanism of monetary policy is independent and diversified. Imagine if that transmission was direct and had only one channel, the central bank itself.

Read More

Reparations Are a Statist Cudgel for Bludgeoning Property Owners

Bureaucracy and RegulationPoliticsU.S. History


San Francisco, as well as the government of California, is calling for millions in "reparations" for black people in that state. Reparations, unfortunately, are fast becoming another anti-property-owner racket.

Read More

Our Economic Illiteracy

U.S. History


The great economist Armen Alchian once observed, “Fortunately, societies have progressed despite almost universal ignorance of economic principles.” True.

Read More