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Why Birthright Citizenship Is Rare In Europe

Labor and WagesProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog02/19/2019

Citizenship based on a person's current location is a long and well-established principle in the Americas. But this is not the case back in Europe.

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Angela Merkel’s Legacy Is Chaos

World History

Blog02/19/2019

Angela Merkel has caused cultural blowback with seemingly unchecked migrant flows while simultaneously harming business with higher taxes and more anti-business regulation. The results have not been great.

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Don't Blame Capitalism for the Decline of the Extended Family

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog02/12/2019

People are not economic automatons who necessarily arrange their families in ways that advertisers and employers want them to.

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The Capitalist Revolution

Free MarketsWorld History

Blog02/01/2019

Under capitalism, the common man was no longer a drudge who had to be satisfied with the crumbs that fell from the tables of the rich.

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In Canada, There Is No Defense Against Eminent Domain

World History

Blog02/01/2019

The right to property was not included in Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms. And it shows.

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Anthony de Jasay, RIP

World History

Blog01/28/2019

Anthony de Jasay, an important  free market  economist and political philosopher passed away on January 23.

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The Interwar Years: Ludwig von Mises as Economic Adviser

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog01/23/2019

As a government economist for Austria following WWI, Mises fought a losing battle against reckless policies of inflation and government spending.

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Why Taiwan Grew Rich While the Mainland Starved

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog01/23/2019

Although hardly "free-market" in any doctrinaire way, the relatively free economy of Taiwan delivered immense growth in standards of living while many Chinese on the mainland starved.

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Venezuela's Economic Collapse Was Enabled by its Central Bank

Money and BanksWorld History

Blog01/22/2019

The Venezuelan central bank helped the regime destroy the middle class's wealth for many years.

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The Decline of the Scholar and the Decline of Academia

World History

Blog01/21/2019

The academic scholar, along with the great teacher, is vanishing from the universities and being replaced by one-dimensional specialists.

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