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The US Savings Bond Scam

InflationFinancial MarketsU.S. History

Blog11/14/2020

Remember savings bonds? They were popular before the central bank made sure that safe, low-interest investments became a thing of the past. 

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A Brief History of Nonwhite Slave Owners in America

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog11/09/2020

Romanticizing the history of nonwhites to portray them as saints is dehumanizing.

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Why Threats of Election Violence May Be Here to Stay

U.S. History

Blog11/03/2020

A repeated pattern of close elections accompanied by threats of violence (or actual violence) is a sign that something is wrong with a nation's political system.

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No, the American Republic Was Not Founded on Slavery

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog10/28/2020

The fact that some Americans supported slavery in the eighteenth century is not at all remarkable. Most of the world agreed with them. What is remarkable is that many of them sought to abolish slavery in the new republic.

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Ron Paul: Wisdom from a Master

Booms and BustsStrategyU.S. History

America today confronts an unprecedented crisis. Our economy is collapsing, and the fake coronavirus “epidemic,” with its draconian restrictions, is destroying our liberty. What can we do?

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Why Slave Economies Thwart Entrepreneurial Innovation

CapitalismU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog10/15/2020

In a slave economy, slave owners seek technological innovations that make slave labor more productive. But they also place inefficient and artificial limits on innovations that might change the established social order.

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The Fed and the Housing Bubble/Bust

Booms and BustsThe FedU.S. History

Blog10/01/2020

By flooding the market with cheap credit, Alan Greenspan pushed interest rates (including mortgage rates) down to artificially low levels. This caused the bubble in house prices and misallocated too many real resources to the housing sector.

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Carter vs. Reagan: The Last Semi-Intelligent Presidential Race

Free MarketsU.S. History

Blog09/23/2020

Jimmy Carter doesn't get credit for his deregulation efforts, but his initiatives probably were as significant a boost to the economy as any president has accomplished since 1980.

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Alexander Hamilton: Centralist and Nationalist

Big GovernmentU.S. History

Blog09/18/2020

If you like high taxes, crony capitalism, central banking, and a central authority that can regulate everything you do, thank Alexander Hamilton.

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1920: The Crash That Cured Itself

Booms and BustsU.S. History

Blog09/16/2020

The “forgotten depression” can still teach us important lessons: that the interventionist and spendthrift state is often more part of the problem than it is of the solution.

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