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Ending the War on the Non-Drug Known as Hemp

Blog01/08/2019

The US government once destroyed an entire industry because an anti-drug bureaucrat was too ignorant to understand the difference between hemp and marijuana.

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Ebenezer Scrooge's Tiresome Crusade Against "Consumerism"

Media and CultureSubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog12/25/2018

Scrooge was wrong, and his Nephew Fred was right. While it's true the benefits of feasting with friends and family can't be calculated in a ledger, that doesn't mean those things have no value.

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Elon Musks's Taxpayer-Funded Gravy Train

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismTaxes and Spending

Blog12/12/2018

The government should put its cozy relationship with Musk on a long, if not permanent, hiatus.

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Europe Struggles as the ECB Pretends to Know What It's Doing

The ECB is treating Europe's ailing economy with the same poison that made it ill in the first place.

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European Central Bank In Panic Mode as Economy Stalls

Global Economy

Blog11/09/2018

The euro zone is not prepared to contain a new financial crisis

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Economics Everywhere, Politics Nowhere: The Benefits of Swiss Decentralization

Decentralization and SecessionStrategy

Blog10/03/2018

Through free trade, decentralization, and a non-interventionist foreign policy, the Swiss created a high level of prosperity based on innovation and creative capitalism.

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Education Is Not a Right

Blog09/08/2018

The government's near-monopoly on education services has destroyed innovation and choice. Meanwhile, little is gained from relentless increases in spending.

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Elizabeth Warren Wants Even More Crony Capitalism

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and Corporatism

Blog08/25/2018

Sen. Warren's proposed "Accountable Capitalism Act" would make large corporations dependent on federal permission to exist, essentially turning them into arms of the federal government.

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