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Yes, Julian Assange Is a Journalist — But That Shouldn't Matter

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog11 hours ago

The Bill of Rights doesn't mention that freedom of speech is restricted to a special class of establishment journalists. Freedom of speech is a universal property right, regardless of what the establishment-media gatekeepers say.

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The Economic Recessions of the Late 1970s and Early 1990s

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsU.S. History

Blog04/18/2019

The most characteristic feature of post-WWII business cycles is that they have originated in deliberately inflationary policies directed by central banks. 

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Krugman Needs a Lesson on Why Truckers Are Paid Less Now than in the 1970s

Labor and WagesValue and Exchange

Blog04/18/2019

Truckers are paid less now than in the 1970s because government regulators once tightly controlled competition, thus driving up the cost of living for everyone else.

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"A Glittering Lie" — The True Battle of Shiloh

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

04/18/2019Audio/Video
In this special collaborative episode, Chris Calton and Dangerous History Podcast's "Professor CJ" share the vivid memoirs of two young soldiers fighting on opposing sides of one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War.
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Bernie Tells America: Pull Yourself up by Your Bootstraps!

Blog04/18/2019

Bernie Sanders justifies his millions this way: he worked for it by writing a book. He also says that if you write a book, you could be a millionaire too. It's just that easy!

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Will Conservatives See the Light on Secession?

U.S. History

Blog04/18/2019

Many on the Left still cling to the idea that if they can only elect "the right people," everything will be fine. This is a doomed strategy.

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The Making of Modern Civilization: Savings, Investment, and Economic Calculation

Capital and Interest TheoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

Blog04/17/2019

The fallacy that labor-saving machines create technological unemployment has not only been disproved by theory but also by the whole history of mankind.

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There's Nothing Wrong with Buying Local — Except When Government Tells You To

Blog04/17/2019

Government policies designed to encourage you — or force you — to "buy local" reduce our standard of living while encouraging class conflict.

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