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How the Soviets Used Common Criminals to Destroy the Regime's Enemies

World History


In the Gulag, political prisoners were systematically terrorized by ordinary criminals with the encouragement of the authorities. It was hoped this would help the regime liquidate the state's ideological enemies. 

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Why Governments Love Political "Crimes" Like Treason and Sedition

U.S. HistoryWorld History


In a free society, political crimes like treason and "seditious libel" are few and far between. Under despotic regimes, on the other hand, political crimes multiply. 

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America’s Big Three Entitlement Bankruptcies Are Inevitable

Booms and BustsU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryWorld History


If the twentieth century was the American century, the twenty-first is turning into the American bankruptcy century.

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Dollar Hegemony Is Ending Due to Geopolitical Changes

EuropeInflationMonetary PolicyU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History


Since the end of World War II, the US dollar has been the world's reserve currency. That status may well change because US monetary authorities insist on inflating the dollar into oblivion.

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What Mises Really Thought about Fascism

PoliticsThe Police StateWorld HistoryPolitical Theory


When Mises wrote that the fascists had "saved European civilization," he could have been describing Francisco Franco of Spain, who kept Spain from becoming a communist dictatorship.

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CBDCs: The Ultimate Tool of Financial Intrusion

Economic PolicyThe FedMonetary PolicyU.S. HistoryWorld History


While the government promotes CBDCs as tools for "inclusion," it is more likely that they will be another vehicle for federal intrusion.

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How Conscription Ended Fifty Years Ago

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryWorld History


For the past fifty years, the US has not had a military draft. Unfortunately, the end of conscription did not mean US military interventions abroad ended.

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Real Progress versus the Progressives

The EnvironmentProgressivismSocialismWorld History


Progressives have distinguished themselves in the past half century by being against progress. That trend is unlikely to change.

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Has World War III Already Begun?

Economic PolicyThe FedWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History


The recent actions of the Federal Reserve are reminiscent of central bank activities in wartime.

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