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The Alleged Joys of the Pre-Capitalist Economy

World History

Blog08/07/2019

A return to such conditions could mean only the eradication of the bulk of today's population and complete impoverishment for those remaining.

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The Dirty Secret about Gun Control in Latin America

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog08/06/2019

By just glancing at Latin America’s current gun policies, we see a region that is in desperate need of more pro-gun laws. Countries like Brazil, Mexico, and Venezuela offer lurid accounts of what happens when most of the population is effectively disarmed when facing real criminal threats.

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Mexicans Are Safer in El Paso than in Mexico

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog08/05/2019

Mexican politicians are claiming Mexican nationals are unsafe in the US. Meanwhile, Mexico's homicide rate - fueled by strict gun-control laws -  has soared to five times that of the US.

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Venezuela: Radical Pro-Market Reform Is the Only Way

PovertyWorld History

Venezuelan politicians hoping to replace the current regime in Venezuela mostly offer just re-treads of the failed socialism the country has endured for decades.

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Capitalism Isn't the Reason We're Unhappy

PovertyU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog07/26/2019

The theory goes like this: capitalism combines with consumerism and advertising to make us sad, lonely, and forever chasing after material goods. So we consume endlessly and the Machiavellian capitalists reap the rewards. It's not a great theory.

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Privateers: An Example of Private-Sector Military Defense

The EntrepreneurU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog07/10/2019

One of the most instructive of all examples from maritime history is that of privateering, that is, the employment of profit-seeking, private armed ships during wartime.

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Diktat 1919: The Versailles Treaty As Dictated Peace

World History

Blog07/01/2019

Unlike the Versailles peace, which failed horribly, the successful episodes of peacemaking — Westphalia, Vienna, and even the process that ended World War II — had in common extended multi-lateral negotiations and compromise.

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The Treaty of Versailles — 100 Years Later

World History

Blog06/28/2019

The Versailles treaty was in many ways an extension of the imperialistic impulses that caused the Great War in the first place. Even worse, it paved the way for World War II.

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How to Destroy a Civilization

World History

Blog06/24/2019

Modern Monetary Theory is the new thing among progressives. But it's been tried by many others, including the Roman dictators who ruined the Roman economy and had Rome falling apart before the barbarian invasions.

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Black Markets Show How Socialists Can't Overturn Economic Laws

SocialismWorld History

Blog06/24/2019

In the Soviet Union, any significant goods had two price tags: one real and another virtual. One was the actual black-market price. The other was the "official" government price.

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