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How the State Seized Control of Marriage

World History

Blog12/01/2022

State regulation of marriage—and the ensuing secularization of marriage that followed—is a historical development that was part of the larger trend toward the expansion of state power.

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The Reichsbank: Germany's Central Bank Lays Foundation of Monetary Disaster

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Blog11/28/2022

Long before there was the infamous German inflation of 1923, the Reichsbank created the scenario of monetary debasement.

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A (True) Thanksgiving Tale of Socialism in America and Israel

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Blog11/24/2022

The Pilgrims tried socialism at Plymouth. After two years, they returned to private enterprise. Likewise, Israel was founded as a socialist state but has back turned toward free markets.

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How the Middle-Class Dining Room Revolutionized Domestic Life

World History

Blog11/24/2022

For families and friends gathering for Thanksgiving this year, many will assemble in a room called the "dining room." This is a modern luxury made possible by the bourgeois merchants of old.

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Understanding the European Crisis: Interview with Václav Klaus

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Blog11/22/2022

Europe is in crisis, thanks to its progressive leadership. Václav Klaus, former president of the Czech Republic, points out the problems and offers a remedy: free markets.

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Free Markets DO Work in Developing Countries

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Blog11/18/2022

The standard line from progressives is that free markets usually fail in developing countries. The economic numbers tell a much different story.

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World War I: The Great War Was also the Great Enabler of Progressive Governance

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Blog11/16/2022

Historians praise the US entry into World War I because it enabled an Allied victory. But it also led to the economic disasters of the 1920s and ’30s.

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How the Soviets "Fixed" Inflation, but Ruined the Economy

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Blog11/03/2022

The Soviet regime relentlessly expanded the money supply. To prevent inflation, the regime then created shortages through price controls and economic stagnation. 

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It's Time to Abandon America's Fetish for "Unconditional Surrender"

World History

Blog10/25/2022

War dissenters are branded "Putinists" by the foreign policy elites who casually flirt with nuclear war. But preferring negotiations to World War III hardly makes one a Putin sympathizer.

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