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War On China?

SocialismWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Sinister forces in American political life are using the coronavirus crisis to incite war with China and to stir up bad feelings toward the Chinese people. But war with China should be the last thing people want.

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Nationalism as National Liberation: Lessons from the End of the Cold War

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog02/19/2020

If we regard nationalism as necessarily harmful, we end up supporting the Soviet Union, and every empire and two-bit dictator who manages to hammer together a variety of disparate groups under a single national banner.

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Why Governments Hate Secession

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog02/18/2020

States seek to perpetuate themselves by seizing more control of capital and human beings. Size makes this easier. And every regime would become a mega-state like China or the US if it could.

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Small Countries Are Better: They're Often Richer and Safer Than Big Countries

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog02/11/2020

Smaller countries have often been shown to perform better than large countries in terms of overall income and in economic growth. Also, their populations often enjoy more healthy and safe social environments.

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The Truth about The Edge of Democracy

Cronyism and CorporatismGlobal EconomyWorld History

Blog02/11/2020

The Edge of Democracy, a new Oscar-nominated documentary about Brazil, gets even basic facts wrong in pushing the idea that Brazil's corrupt and socialist politicians were the saviors of Brazilian democracy.

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South Korea’s Neo-Mercantilist Growth Engine Has Stalled

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismLabor and WagesWorld History

Blog02/04/2020

After very quickly becoming an advanced economy, South Korea is experiencing declining growth and labor productivity. The culprit, as usual, is government intervention in the market to favor certain interests.

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Franz Jägerstätter: Conscientious Objector

Media and CultureStrategyWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog01/29/2020

Terrence Malick's new film about conscientious objector Franz Jägerstätter is a subtle film. But perhaps too much so, and we need to look deeper to understand why this one man so vehemently resisted the Nazi state at the cost of his own life.

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A World Without Entrepreneurs

Free MarketsWorld History

Blog01/21/2020

Entrepreneurs are the reason consumers have come to expect new gains and innovations in products and services every year. Without entrepreneurs, we'd still be using rotary phones.

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Economic Freedom Reduced Inequality in Chile. But the Left Has Other Plans.

World History

Blog01/14/2020

If Chileans are concerned about inequality, real solutions are likely to be found in combating the central bank and other anti-market institutions.

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Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe Still Faces a Host of Economic Problems

Cronyism and CorporatismPovertyWorld History

Blog01/09/2020

Nothing short of an economic exorcism is needed in Zimbabwe. Looking at what President Mnangagwa has done so far, it doesn’t seem that Zimbabwe is actually serious about making tough reforms.

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