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How the Left Defends Communist Totalitarianism

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Blog01/31/2022

Totalitarianism in all its forms—including, of course, National Socialism—ought to be condemned. But why do the Soviet totalitarians get so much sympathy?

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Italy's Covid Despotism Just Got Worse

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Blog01/31/2022

Under PM Mario Draghi, the Italian government has issued new edicts designed to make life even more difficult for anyone who doesn't comply with every aspect of the state's covid regime.

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The Usual Suspects Are Pushing War with Russia

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Blog01/28/2022

The US benefits in no way from a war with Russia. Fortunately, many Americans are less than enthusiastic.

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Will Europe's Politicians Ever Get their Coveted Universal Vaccination?

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Blog01/22/2022

Politicians around the world have managed to threaten, cajole, and force vaccination on millions of their citizens. But resistance remains, and protests are growing.

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Global Governance versus Freedom and Free Enterprise

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Blog01/17/2022

Countries must remain free to refuse the edicts of global institutions of "government" like the World Bank or the IMF. This is true even when the stated goal is advancing free markets.

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The Problem with Guilds: They're Monopolistic and Wasteful

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Blog01/15/2022

The historical guilds of Europe have long been criticized for cartelizing trade and seizing monopolistic powers. And new research suggests the situation was very similar in Africa as well.

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Colonialism Isn't the Source of Latin America's High Inequality

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Blog01/14/2022

Latin America's antiglobalization epoch, from 1913 to 1970, was marked by high regulations and antitrade efforts that have fueled Latin America's economic problems.

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Mises and the German Neo-liberals

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Blog01/13/2022

In the cold light of economic reasoning, we can see that the Marshall Plan was in essence a scheme for postponing the bankruptcy of socialism and the welfare state.

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Price Inflation Is at the Highest Level since 1982. What Will the Fed Do?

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Blog01/12/2022

Yet again, earnings aren't keeping up with inflation, and the Fed is feeling political pressure. But can the economy survive any serious move toward ending massive stimulus? 

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Money and Banking after World War II: A Study in Extremes

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Blog01/12/2022

Any discussion of money and banking in the United States post-1945 starts with introducing its two central features: the Bretton Woods System and the New Deal.

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