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Private Investment Is the Answer to Declining Postindustrial Towns

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Blog07/29/2021

Many people want the state to take the lead in revitalizing run-down towns. How does this make sense, when it is private industry that conceived these towns in the first place?

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The Twilight of the Antifederalists

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Blog07/17/2021

New York was the toughest nut for the Federalists to crack. The Federalists ultimately got their new constitution, but it was largely thanks to New York Antifederalists that the worst plans of the Federalists were thwarted. 

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The Fed Says It Stabilizes the Economy. I'm Skeptical.

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Blog07/13/2021

The Fed says it "provides the nation with a safe, flexible and stable monetary and financial system." Can we all breathe easier now?

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Ratification: The Struggle For Massachusetts

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Blog07/10/2021

Realizing that most voters in Massachusetts were against the new constitution, the Federalists concocted a variety of dirty tricks to ensure a Federalist victory. 

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The Electoral College as a Restraint on American Democracy: Its Evolution from Washington to Jackson

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Blog07/08/2021

The growth of political parties and interest group politics, and the promotion of democracy as a fundamental principle of American government, all came as a result of the move to popular voting for president. 

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The American Revolution and Classical Liberalism

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Blog07/03/2021

We can now see that the rapid growth of the libertarian movement in the 1970s is firmly rooted in the legacy of the American Revolution. But if this legacy is so vital to the American tradition, what went wrong?

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Experts Said Ending Lockdowns Would Be Worse for the Economy than the Lockdowns Themselves. They Were Wrong.

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Blog07/02/2021

The experts claimed that if any state ended its stay-at-home orders “prematurely,” its economy would become even more devastated than if it remained locked down. The experts were wrong. 

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Fannie and Freddie Are Just Government Agencies. They're Likely to Stay That Way.

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Blog06/29/2021

Fannie and Freddie were long quasi-government corporations that typified the corrupt union between the feds and corporate America. But now it looks like both companies are just full-on government corporations. 

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What Happens When the State Has Power over Adoption Agencies

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Blog06/26/2021

Local governments now control child adoption in America. A recent Supreme Court ruling highlights just how political and capricious local officials can be in exercising this power. 

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The Ratification Debate: A Standing Army vs. the Militias

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Blog06/19/2021

Benjamin Rush was indecent enough to let slip the admission that the Constitution was a national government that ultimately eliminated the states. The other Federalists knew that it was not polite to admit this in public.

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