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Soviet Dissidents and the Weaponization of Psychiatry

SocialismWorld History

Blog12/14/2018

Sadly, the practice of branding political opponents as “insane” is not confined to the now-defunct Soviet state.

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San Francisco's Wealthy Leftists Are Making Homelessness Worse

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog12/01/2018

San Francisco's public defecation problem is a symptom of its homelessness problem — a problem made far worse by government housing regulations.

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Sorry, Stiglitz: It’s Socialism That’s Rigged — not Capitalism

Capital and Interest TheoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog11/14/2018

Ever since winning the Nobel Memorial Prize in “Economic Science” in 2001, Joseph Stiglitz has been a one-man advocacy band for growth of the state.

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Statistical Analysis Isn't Enough to Understand Human Action

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog10/24/2018

Gazing at the data cannot assist an analyst in establishing causes in the world of economics.

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Schemes for Currency Manipulation Spread Worldwide

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/24/2018

Now untethered from everything except the will of central bankers, international exchange rates  are especially prone to manipulation worldwide.

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Socialized Medicine Won't Solve America's Obesity Problem

Blog10/22/2018

The American lifestyle — not the American healthcare system — is likely the biggest factor in lagging American life expectancy.

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Stop Hating on High-Deductible Health Plans

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog10/12/2018

High-deductible or "catastrophic" health plans offer real protection from health disasters. But most government-approved forms of health "insurance" are really just welfare programs in disguise.

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South Africa's Land Confiscation: Socialism by Another Name

SocialismPrivate Property

Blog08/24/2018

Whether racially motivated or not, land expropriation in South Africa is just another episode of state-forced wealth redistribution — with disastrous effects.

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