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Europe's Energy Crisis Was Created by Political Intervention

World History

Blog10/17/2022

The European electricity market is probably the most state-regulated in the world. More intervention is not going to solve the problems created by politics.

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The Turkish Way

InflationPovertyWorld History

Blog10/11/2022

Turkey's economy is reeling under inflation rates likely reaching 170 percent. Not surprisingly, the worst of it is felt by regular people just trying to make a living.

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Has the USA Reached Another Historical Inflection Point?

Economic PolicyU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog10/10/2022

More than thirty years ago, Japan Inc., seemed like a global economic juggernaut. Today, no country fits that category, thanks to massive government spending and economic intervention.

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When Class Identity Overpowers Other Identities: Some Lessons from Slavery

StrategyU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog10/03/2022

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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An Ancient Warning: Criminal Trespass Is the State’s Essential Feature

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog10/01/2022

The Bible the ancient Israelites were warned about the dangers of having a government that would tax them heavily and oppress them. They didn't listen.

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What Drove the Industrial Revolution in Britain? It Wasn't Slavery

World History

Blog09/30/2022

Some claim that slavery was the main reason for the success of the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain, but the answer lies elsewhere.

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No, Ordinary Russians Are Not Responsible for the Crimes of the Russian Regime

World History

Blog09/28/2022

In wartime, politicians frequently attempt to claim that all the citizens of foreign states are guilty of all the crimes their regimes commit. This is a modern invention, and a barbaric one.

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Escaping Russia's Military Draft Is an Act of Self-Defense

World History

Blog09/27/2022

Fortunately, the world is composed of many separate states, which enables "disobedient" residents in one state to escape to others, and fleeing conscription is merely an act of self-defense.

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The Right of Self-Determination

Big GovernmentWorld History

Blog09/24/2022

The right of self-determination is the right of the inhabitants of every territory to decide on the state to which they wish to belong.

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War and Competition between States

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog09/19/2022

"War acknowledges no limit to the sacrifices which [the state] may demand of a nation, and governments must necessarily have an equal power of compelling those sacrifices."

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