U.S. History

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Is 150 Years of Bank Credit Expansion Nearing Its End?

U.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog12/14/2019

Central bankers want to find a means of resetting everything, exploring solutions such as digitising currency through blockchains, doing away with cash, and finding other avenues to try to control the so-called vagaries of free markets.

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The Silicon Valley Gulag

Big GovernmentBook ReviewsU.S. History

Blog12/12/2019

In his new book Google Archipelago, Rectenwald asserts the Google Archipelago re-upping of Marx is not only practically Marxist, but conceptually and structurally so.

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How California's Government Plans to Make Wildfires Even Worse

The EnvironmentU.S. History

Blog12/07/2019

The State of California is now forcing insurance companies to cover homeowners who put their houses in some of the most fire-prone areas. What could go wrong?

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We Don't Need Sunday "Blue Laws"

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog12/05/2019

Advocates for "blue laws" want to impose more laws on shopkeepers. These moral crusaders should instead start by setting a good example, and stop watching football games, ordering pizzas, or filling up on gas on Sunday.

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Politicians Want Thanksgiving To Be Political. Ignore Them.

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog11/27/2019

Thanksgiving started out as a terribly political holiday. But it has gotten better with age as more people have been interested in beer and football than in politics.

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19th-Century Americans Didn't "Support the Troops"

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/11/2019

In the 19th century, the common view of federal soldiers was "as slackers on the public dole" and people with "such a lazy life," as to be "certainly not worth their country's crying about."

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The American Middle Class Isn't Disappearing — But it's Not All Good News

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog11/05/2019

Middle-income households and workers haven't been disappearing. They've been moving into higher income levels, while the lowest-income groups have been getting smaller. But another recession could erase many of the gains made over 20 years.

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What We Can Learn from Indian Tribes on Immigration

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog10/15/2019

If we grant that Indian tribes ought to be able to restrict membership (i.e., naturalization) for their own groups, on what principle can this be denied to other groups?

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Have Free-Market Economists Conquered the World?

U.S. History

Blog10/14/2019

Both left and right now repeatedly push a myth: the myth that governments have been taken over by laissez-faire hard-core free-market economists who have turned the world into a landscape of untrammeled capitalism.

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Shays's Rebellion: The Excuse for a Centralized American State

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog10/11/2019

The so-called Founding Fathers used small-scale tax rebellions to justify their counter-revolution against the spirit of 1776, thus launching the big-tax, big-government Constitutional Convention of 1787.

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