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The American Empire

U.S. History

12/23/2019Articles of Interest
The Roman Empire never doubted that it was the defender of civilization. Americans have added freedom and democracy. Yet the more that may be added to it the more it is the same language still. A language of power.
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How Today's Central Bankers Threaten Civilization

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureMoney and Banks

Blog12/23/2019

Our monetary system, combined with interventionist state policies, causes mass overconsumption, the destruction of wealth, capital consumption, and the destruction of nature. 

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Elizabeth Warren Shouldn't Be So Proud that Her Big Plans Are Already "Paid For"

HealthSocialism

Blog12/21/2019

Politicians are very proud when they can say a proposed program is "paid for." But this only means they've identified their intended victims ahead of time. Naming who will be plundered does not justify plunder.

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Failing to Emigrate Does Not Mean You Give Consent to the State

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog12/20/2019

State agents are wrong when they claim, "If you stay here, you must follow our rules. If you do follow our rules, you have tacitly consented to obey us."

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A Desperate ECB Wants to Eliminate the Eurozone's "Only Saving Grace"

Big GovernmentGlobal EconomyMoney and Banks

Blog12/18/2019

The budgetary restraints that the eurozone placed on member states are now in the crosshairs of ECB President Christine Lagarde. 

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Violence, Homesteading, and the Origins of Private Property

Philosophy and MethodologyPrivate Property

Blog12/13/2019

Even if we find that property was privatized by violence back in the mists of the past, it is not the slightest proof that the abolition of ownership is necessary, advisable, or morally justified.

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The Greatest of Modern Demagogues

12/09/2019Power & Market

Friedrich Hayek called Franklin Roosevelt "the greatest of modern demagogues."

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Democracy Is Coercive, No Matter What "Civic Republicans" Say

Blog12/06/2019

For an advocate of civil republicanism, you could be drafted into the army, or taxed at very high rates, and that's fine because you participated in a process (democracy) in which you helped pick your own rulers. This view of freedom has a few problems.

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