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The West Didn't Become Rich Because of Slavery But in Spite of It

Labor and WagesPovertyU.S. History


The modern progressive narratives claim that the wealth of the West and especially of the USA was built upon the backs of slaves. In fact, slavery retarded economic growth.

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We Are Not the Government, but America Is No Longer Anything More than the Government

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History


In this politicized age, being an American means little more than being subject to the federal government. Yet, as Rothbard noted, we are not "the government," but rather people who are part of like communities, which we should celebrate.

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When Class Identity Overpowers Other Identities: Some Lessons from Slavery

StrategyU.S. HistoryWorld History


While identity politics based on race and gender dominate the political landscape, we forget that class interests can be a powerful tool to bring people together for a cause.

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The Pandemic Is "Over," but the Feds Aren't Giving Up Their Emergency Powers

U.S. History


Joe Biden says the pandemic is over in an attempt to get a few more votes. But the administration certainly isn't acting like the "pandemic is over" in terms of actual policy.

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Central Bankers Are Gaslighting Us about the "Strong Dollar"

Money and BanksU.S. History


US central bankers are guilty of much, but it's not their fault that central bankers elsewhere are so often even worse and have made their currencies weak compared to the dollar. 

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The Truth about American Inequality

U.S. History

"Our welfare spending is probably the highest in the world. It is only “laissez-faire” in the sense that we have ... a very large charitable sector as well."

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Promoting Natural Rights Instead of Conservatism: Looking at Rothbard and Jaffa

DemocracyPhilosophyU.S. History


Both Murray Rothbard and Harry Jaffa began as men of the Right. However, Rothbard turned toward the view that individuals possess rights outside of the state; Jaffa turned toward conservatism.

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Spooner: We Didn't Consent to the Constitution

U.S. History


"Even those who actually voted for the adoption of the Constitution, did not pledge their faith for any specific time; since no specific time was named during which the association should continue."

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Review: Progressive Conservatism: How Republicans Will Become America’s Natural Governing Party

Cronyism and CorporatismDemocracyU.S. History


Like many modern "conservatives," F.H. Buckley believes that America's future is conservative governance with a helping of government intervention, tariffs, and regulation.

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Falling Military Recruitment Is Another Sign of Waning Faith in the Regime

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy


If falling enlistments are an indication of declining faith in the military overall—and especially declining support among conservatives—that's very good news. 

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