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Is Kamala Harris a 21st-Century Woodrow Wilson?

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog09/04/2020

The original American progressive movement was split into two groups: the corporatists and the socialists. Woodrow Wilson was able to work with both. In Kamala Harris, he may have an heir.

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It’s Not "Just Property": How Looting Destroys Lives and Low-Income Neighborhoods

Blog09/02/2020

Advocates for looting are now claiming that looting doesn't really hurt anybody but evil corporations. In truth, looting is a disaster for many families, business owners, and the neighborhoods themselves.

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Industrialization and Free Trade Are the Way out of Poverty

Economic FreedomPovertyWorld History

Blog09/02/2020

Far from being a tool of "exploitation," industrialization and free trade are proven strategies to bring higher standards of living to the developing world.

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It's Time for a Geopolitical Reset

Blog08/28/2020

America's unipolar moment is over, and it's time to exercise restraint rather than indulge in endless fantasies about regime change and American-led "global democracy."

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In July, Money Supply Growth Hit a New High for the Fourth Month in a Row

Money Supply

Blog08/26/2020

During July 2020, year-over-year (YOY) growth in the money supply was at 36.9 percent. That's up from June's rate of 34.4 percent, and up from July 2019's rate of 2.21 percent.

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Inflation: This Time Is Different

Inflation

Blog07/18/2020

There's more saving and less spending. This would bring deflation, but there's a catch: we're making less stuff, which means more money chasing fewer goods.

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Inequality is Overstated—and Overrated

CapitalismPovertySocialism

Blog06/15/2020

Measures of wealth inequality overstate actual inequality in terms of the standard of living of wealthy people relative to the rest.

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It Seems That Everyone Who Isn't a Hard-Core Leftist Is a "Libertarian"

It seems that if you're mildly against the drug war and sky-high taxes, you're a "libertarian" to many left-wing commentators—even if you also support programs like "universal basic income" and renewable energy boondoggles.

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