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Compulsory vs. Free Education

Education

Blog10 hours ago

Compulsory public schooling is like having the government use the taxpayers' money to set up a nationwide chain of public newspapers and then compelling all people to read them.

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Slavery in the Asante Empire of West Africa

World History

Blog09/23/2020

The Asante (or Ashanti) Empire of West Africa is a reminder that slavery and political conquest are not at all unique to Europeans.

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Carter vs. Reagan: The Last Semi-Intelligent Presidential Race

Free MarketsU.S. History

Blog09/23/2020

Jimmy Carter doesn't get credit for his deregulation efforts, but his initiatives probably were as significant a boost to the economy as any president has accomplished since 1980.

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What's with the Rich Kid Revolutionaries?

ProgressivismMedia and Culture

Blog09/22/2020

It seems that the rest of us will be forced to suffer as egalitarian rich kids work out their psychological problems through some window-smashing therapy.

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Abolishing Meritocracy Will Require a Whole Lot of Government Intervention

Book ReviewsProgressivismSocialism

Blog09/22/2020

If you think that it up to people themselves to decide whom they wish to associate with, I am afraid that in Sandel's mind, you are an elitist guilty of hubris.

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In August, Money Supply Growth Hit a Record High for the Fifth Month in a Row

Money Supply

Blog09/21/2020

During August 2020, year-over-year (YOY) growth in the money supply was at 37.56 percent. That's up from July's rate of 36.92 percent, and up from August 2019's rate of 1.86 percent.

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Inflation: Its Effects and Failures

Inflation

Blog09/21/2020

Inflation, the issue of additional paper money, and credit expansion are always intentional; they are never acts of God which strike people, like an earthquake.

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Why They Want to Destroy Julian Assange

Legal SystemThe Police StatePolitical Theory

Blog09/21/2020

The trial of Julian Assange will have consequences that are far larger than the man himself. Whatever will be Assange's future, he is already one more martyr in the historic struggle for political freedom from which everyone can take inspiration.

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