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The Coming Collapse of the Global Ponzi Scheme

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyThe FedU.S. Economy


In the global Ponzi scheme, thin air and deceit substitute for sound money. As hedge-fund manager Mitch Feierstein ...

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The State Protects Itself While Crime against Ordinary People Surges

U.S. History


The regime has increasingly been consumed with paranoia over threats to itself—propagandistically termed "threats to democracy"—while real crime against private citizens is clearly not a priority at all. 

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Thanks to Government, Maui's Lahaina Fire Became a Deadly Conflagration

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismEconomic Policy


While progressives blame climate change for the deadly Lahaina fire, government created the conditions for the blaze and then helped set it.

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The European Energy Crisis May Be Back Soon

The Environment


The European Union should have abandoned ideological decisions and allowed technology, competition, and industry to provide the optimal solution that delivers a competitive and secure supply of energy. 

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Thatcher's New Style of Government

Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic PolicySocialism


The possible bankruptcy of Thames Water Company in Great Britain brings to mind the heady days 40 years ago when Margaret Thatcher's government was privatizing state-owned enterprises, including TW. Not all privatization stories have happy endings.

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The Taxpayers Bailed Out Yellow Trucking. It Went Bankrupt Anyway.

U.S. Economy


The Trump administration doled out $700 million in CARES “loans” to trucking firm Yellow. Now Yellow has gone bankrupt, and the taxpayers may foot the bill.

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The Bombing of Hiroshima: The Crime and the Cover-Up

PoliticsProgressivismWar and Foreign Policy


The real effects of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima were hidden from Americans until the New Yorker published an exposé in 1946. Americans finally were confronted with the truth—even if they didn't want to believe it.

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The Problem with Public Transit

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyFree MarketsCalculation and Knowledge


Much of government-owned transportation destroys rather than adds to wealth. The lack of a sound system of economic calculation is to blame.

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