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Record Numbers of Coloradans Are Crossing the Wyoming Border to Buy Illegal Fireworks

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Blog07/01/2021

It's possible to buy fireworks in Wyoming that are illegal in Colorado. So Wyoming merchants have placed a number of huge fireworks shops about two minutes from the border. It's quite convenient for Coloradans planning to ignore local laws. 

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This Is What Could Trigger Big Growth in CPI Inflation

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Blog06/15/2021

Whether today's Great Monetary Inflation (which began in 2011) will end with sustained CPI inflation remains a wide-open question at this point. Prices could be reined in as in the 1990s, or a 1970s-style inflation could still be in store.

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A Brief History of Secession Referenda in Europe

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Blog06/12/2021

Over the past 200 years, Europeans have held many elections to decide secession questions. In some cases, these votes were used in the creation of an entirely new sovereign state. 

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Guatemala: The Human Rights Nightmare That Is the US Drug War

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Blog06/08/2021

Biden's plan to give more money to Central American regimes will do nothing to compensate farmers, businessmen, and others still victimized by the US war on drugs.

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The Origins of Keynesian Economics: How Did It Get So Popular?

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Blog06/05/2021

Keynes's early critics repeatedly demolished Keynes's theories, pointing  out countless fallacies behind the so-called "new economics." Yet Keynes and his theories only gained in popularity. Why? 

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How Marriage Patterns May Have Helped Fuel Europe's Rise to Wealth

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Blog06/05/2021

Many factors help explain the rise of the West, including both decentralization and the embrace of laissez-faire. But Europe's unusual pattern of family formation is also a likely and important factor. 

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Canadian Secession: Then and Now

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Blog06/03/2021

Just as Canada had the right to secede from Britain, so too do the provinces and territories have a right to secede from Canada. Today, secession may be Alberta’s remedy against the Canadian regime's abuses.

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Decentralization: Why the EU May Be Better Than the US

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Blog05/28/2021

It's too late for American member states to assert real independence from the central government without facing an avalanche of legal, political, and even military opposition. Europeans would be wise to not put themselves in a similar position.

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What Igbo Culture Teaches Us about Capitalism

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Blog05/24/2021

The Igbo ethnic group in Africa is known for entrepreneurship, economic success, and a high degree of individualism. The group's cultural background can help us understand how culture and capitalism reinforce each other. 

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Mises on Nationalism, Colonialism, and the Right of Self-Determination

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Blog05/22/2021

Mises argues that the nation has a fundamental and relatively permanent being independent of the transient state (or states) which may govern it at any given time. Thus he refers to the nation as “an organic entity [which] can be neither increased nor reduced by changes in states.”

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