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Canceling American Athletes to Punish Russia: The 1980 Moscow Olympics Boycott

Antipolitics

Blog03/16/2022

Today, we see Russian athletes, artists, and musicians punished because of their government's invasion of Ukraine. The last time Russia invaded another country, President Jimmy Carter decided to punish American Olympic athletes.

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Cantillon Effects: Why Inflation Helps Some and Hurts Others

Money and Banks

Blog03/11/2022

When there is increased money coming into an economy from somewhere, the first recipients benefit. They spend it according to their preferences and benefit from the new money, while others who only face higher prices are hurt.

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Critical Race Theory Is a Form of Marxist Reeducation

EducationSocialism

Blog03/08/2022

Antiracist training involves confessing one’s thought crimes, reporting on friends for "wrong ideas," and other "reeducation" methods familiar to the Stalinists of old.  

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China Needs to Pop Its Property Bubble

Global Economy

Blog03/05/2022

Is China's property bubble signaling a crisis? The current property market turmoil originates in regulatory action to reduce financial leverage and it may not lead to a full-fledged financial meltdown.

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Can Government Successfully Counter Recessions Through Expansionary Policies? Don't Count on It

Booms and BustsCentral BanksKeynesTaxes and SpendingBusiness CyclesInterventionism

Blog03/04/2022

Keynesian orthodoxy claims government can successfully counter recession through "expansionary" policies. To the contrary, these policies increase the danger to the economy.

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Canada and the West Become States of Unfreedom

Big GovernmentThe Police State

Blog02/28/2022

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's heavy-handed crackdown on the protesting truckers and their supporters has exposed a larger agenda of illiberalism by Western governments.

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Canada's Freezing of Protesters' Finances Shows How the "War on Cash" Ends.

Blog02/26/2022

Canada is now freezing the assets of people who dare to protest government power. When the government controls the money and the financial system, human rights mean very little.

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Cancel the Mandates, Leave the Workers Alone

Blog02/26/2022

Some of the government authoritarians in Ottawa and DC may think they have the upper hand at the moment. As usual, government authoritarians are very shortsighted.

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