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Why the Regime's Regulatory Power Is a Standing Threat to America

U.S. History

Blog06/19/2021

Powerful federal politicians have many ways of expressing their displeasure with America's private sector, and this is partly why we so rarely hear any real criticism of the feds from corporate America.

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Biden Wants To Seize Control of Local Land-Use Regulations

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Blog06/18/2021

Empowering state legislatures—or worse, the federal government—to abolish local regulations would be a grave mistake. 

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Governments Are Failing at Their Most Basic Duties—While Promising Free Stuff

U.S. History

Blog06/17/2021

Political candidates are offering endless government spending and "free stuff" for everyone. But at the same time, governments appear incapable of performing even basic duties like ending street riots. 

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Why America's Oligarchs Are Moving Left

U.S. History

Blog06/12/2021

Wokeness may now be a public relations strategy—a method of appealing to the moral sensibilities of the upper-middle-class woke American consumer. 

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Texas Says It Can Enforce Immigration Restrictions. Texas Is Right

U.S. History

Blog06/11/2021

However one may feel about immigrants, both historical experience and an honest reading of the US Constitution makes it clear that the federal government is not, in fact, empowered to enforce immigration.

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How the Federalists Stacked the Deck to Win Ratification

U.S. History

Blog06/09/2021

The Federalists employed all the tricks: from delaying the postal delivery of Antifederalists' pamphlets to waging a propaganda war in the press. The Federalists also did their best to limit suffrage only to groups likely to vote for ratification.  

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How Defamation Suits Are Used to Stifle Free Speech

U.S. History

Blog06/07/2021

There is no place in a free society for a government that sues private citizens for defamation. But even between private parties, defamation suits are often used by the powerful to silence others.

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Why "Wild Swings" in Crypto Prices Are Not Really a Problem

U.S. History

Blog06/07/2021

Price "stability" has never been a feature of a free marketplace.  Stability is an obsession of central banks, and the day may come when central bankers intervene to "stabilize" crypto prices. That will be a bad thing. 

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Why Corporate Lobbyists and Special Interest Groups Won't Go Away

U.S. History

Blog06/06/2021

Today, the political system really is in many ways what H.L. Mencken suggested when he described elections as a sort of "advance auction of stolen goods." The only answer lies in reducing the number of stolen goods available.

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How Facebook Turned Its Market Success into a Culture War on America

U.S. History

Blog06/04/2021

Corporate America—from Facebook to Google to Major League Baseball—got rich by giving the consumers what they want. Now these big firms will use their riches to crush their ideological enemies. That's life in a "mixed economy." 

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