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What Mayan Civilization Can Teach Us about Secession and Decentralization

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Blog01/10/2022

Thanks in part to the decentralized nature of Mayan civilization, it was much more difficult for the Spaniards to conquer the Mayas than the Aztecs and Incas.

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Chile's New President Threatens the Nation's Market-Driven Prosperity

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Blog01/06/2022

Gabriel Boric is no friend of free trade, low taxes, or markets in general. Yet these policies are what made Chile the most prosperous country in South America.

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Turkey's Economy Is in Big Trouble

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Blog01/05/2022

Turkey's President Erdoğan faces a series of crises as the lira collapses and the state's central bank steps in to clean up the mess.

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Why Did the World Choose a Gold Standard Instead of a Silver Standard?

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Blog01/05/2022

The adoption of gold as the preferred commodity money was never inevitable or based on some sort of natural law of money. Many coincidences and political schemes were key factors.

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Will Artificial Intelligence Create a Socialist Paradise?

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Blog01/04/2022

This is freedom: "That he is independent of the arbitrary power of his fellows … [freedom] arose in the process of social development and its final completion is the work of mature Capitalism.”

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The Problem with "Left vs. Right"

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Blog12/30/2021

The original "leftists" wanted to abolish government regulation and controls. The rightists were the old control-freak authoritarians. But then the Jacobins hijacked the Left. 

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Rousseau, Guevara, Marx and More: The Moral and Intellectual Bankruptcy of the Left

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The moral corruption of many left-wing intellectuals shows itself in verbal ferocity, exhortations to violence, demonization of opponents, and lack of respect for the dignity of individuals.

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Caesar Is Not God. God Is Not Caesar.

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Blog12/24/2021

This new religion was odd in that it rejected the divinity and dominion of political rulers and declared that the real savior of mankind—and his kingdom—is "not of this world."

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A Slave-Based Economy Is Nothing Like a Dynamic Capitalist One

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Blog12/23/2021

The evidence indicates that a prevalence of slavery in an economic system is a robust predictor of subpar economic growth and a creativity deficit.

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Life Expectancy in 2020 Fell 2.3 Percent to 77 Years. That Hardly Justifies the Covid Panic

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Blog12/22/2021

It remains extremely unclear why 2020’s trends in these metrics would justify the extreme panic and human rights violations that resulted from stay-at-home edicts and coerced medication.

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