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The Dystopian "Fourth Industrial Revolution" Will Be Very Different from the First One

Big GovernmentCapitalismSocialism

Blog11/17/2020

Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum has big plans for a "sustainable" future. Most of it involves the destruction of markets and basic human rights.

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While Household Income Falls, Central Bankers Are Pushing for Higher Prices

Blog11/16/2020

The fact that prices are rising in a pandemic crisis is not a sign of success. It is evidence of central bankers' miserable failure and hurts every consumer who has seen revenues collapse by 10 or 20 percent.

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A Conversation with Lipton Matthews

CapitalismMedia and CultureWorld History

"While many academics in the developing world view economics as a zero-sum game, I never entertained the argument that wealth is necessarily due to exploitation."

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The Myth of America as a "Reluctant Superpower"

Book ReviewsWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/16/2020

In this outstanding study, Stephen Wertheim shows that both views that dominate American foreign policy are wrong. In doing so, he vindicates for our time the merits of a noninterventionist foreign policy.

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Why GDP Can't Measure the Quality of Life

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/14/2020

GDP fails to account for many measures of quality of life, such as personal safety, the local climate, leisure time, and more.

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The US Savings Bond Scam

InflationFinancial MarketsU.S. History

Blog11/14/2020

Remember savings bonds? They were popular before the central bank made sure that safe, low-interest investments became a thing of the past. 

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The Google Election

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismMedia and Culture

Blog11/13/2020

We are witnessing the governmentalization of private industry, the turning of supposedly private enterprises into state apparatuses, and the growth of the state through putatively private extensions of it.

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Our National Psychosis

Big GovernmentStrategy

Blog11/13/2020

"We’re already past any of these illusions about democracy or politics or constitutionalism. I would argue that we’ve reached the point where loving our country requires us to identify and begin to separate the various nations which are within it. I think there’s nothing more important today."

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