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Divine Monarchy: Exploitative or Beneficial?

Property RightsWorld History


While divine monarchy might seem illogical or archaic, it had a larger positive economic impact in society that historians have overlooked.

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Do Price Increases or Money Supply Increases Misallocate Resources?

Booms and BustsInflation


As prices rise, many people—including economists, who should know better—claim that price increases are inflation. They are not.

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Don't Let Them Claim Uvalde's Police Failure Was Just a Local Problem

U.S. History


Nearly four hundred local, state, and federal police were involved in the law enforcement debacle at Uvalde. Ninety-one state troopers did nothing. This isn't just local. 

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Do Free Markets Create a Wasteful "Landfill Economy"? Definitely Not

CapitalismFree Markets


Critics claim the market economy engages in "planned obsolescence" that encourages throwing good products into landfills. In fact, activities that might seem wasteful are the best use of resources.

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Developing Countries Don't Need Wealth Transfers; They Need Free Markets

CapitalismEconomic FreedomFree MarketsSocialism


The standard line among the Great Reset crowd is that capitalism exploits poor nations and causes poverty. In reality, capitalism and free markets have reduced poverty around the world.

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Don't Blame Social Media. Blame the Politicization of Nearly Everything



Although social media is blamed for many social ills, the sickness doesn't come from Twitter or Facebook but from how the ruling classes have politicized life itself.

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Degradation and Nationalization: The Inevitable Ways of Russian Autocratic Economic Policy

Big GovernmentSocialismWar and Foreign Policy


Between Western sanctions and its own statist economic intervention, the Russian economy is headed downward and there is not much optimism ahead.

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Debt-Fueled Demand and Oil Price Inflation Brings Airfares Roaring Back

U.S. Economy


Airfares may surge 40 percent or more in 2022. This could be the biggest price increase in many decades. 

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