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Europe's Energy Crisis Was Created by Political Intervention

World History


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


"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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