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How the American Revolution Turned North American Foreign Trade on Its Head

U.S. History

Blog02/05/2021

After peace came in 1783, the new republic faced a twofold economic adjustment: to peacetime from the artificial production and trade patterns during the war, and to a far different trading picture than had existed before the war.

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"The Squad" Rejects Expansion of Domestic Terrorism Powers Aimed at Trump Supporters

U.S. History

Blog01/29/2021

Despite the heightened partisan tensions in recent weeks and months, some progressive Democrats are drawing the line at expanding the police state’s powers over political dissidents.

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When Biden "Creates Jobs" Look for the Hidden Costs

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/29/2021

"Jobs programs" never create new wealth. They only redirect wealth and resources from other sectors of the economy. The cost to those other sectors is often very high. 

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In a Paranoid Nation, "Treason" Is Everywhere

Media and CultureThe Police StateU.S. History

Blog01/26/2021

In a free society, peaceful citizens deserve the legal benefit of the doubt. In an age where government agents have endlessly intruded onto people’s land and into their emails, citizens should not be scourged for transgressing unknown or unmarked federal boundaries.

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Why Americans Abandoned Smuggling in Favor of Lobbying and Welfare

U.S. History

Blog01/23/2021

Colonial America was a society of smugglers and scofflaws who regarded government regulations as worthy of contempt. Twenty-first century America is quite different. 

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The Myths behind the "Capitalism Is Racist" Claim

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog01/21/2021

Both theory and the empirical research shows a competitive marketplace is incongruous with racism, but the Left insists capitalism is "inherently" racist. 

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Halfway to Secession: Unity on Foreign Policy, Disunity on Domestic Policy

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog01/20/2021

Expect opponents of secession and decentralization to start claiming that neither option is acceptable because any big change to the status quo could endanger American "strength" in foreign policy. Don't listen to them. 

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Why Governments Want More Centralization—and Less Federalism

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog01/20/2021

America’s founders did not envision the federal government as the domineering senior partner in almost everything. What was once best described as “sovereign States, united solely for specified joint purposes” has been largely eviscerated.

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Let's Abolish Those Presidential Medals of Freedom

U.S. History

Blog01/19/2021

Never trust a president's judgment when it comes to what constitutes freedom. The absurd presidential record on Medals of Freedom illustrates this well. 

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