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Phony Economic Growth Stats Conceal Deep Problems on Main Street

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/02/2019

Government manipulation is shifting wealth from Main Street to Wall Street. But most people don't see the growing gap between the growth of financial wealth and the real economy.

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Public Schools Aren't Taking Security Seriously

Blog05/08/2019

Maybe the fact that both homicides and violent crime overall have nearly halved over the past 20 years is a reason school officials show little interest in taking practical steps toward on-site security.

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Political Centralization Ended the Roman Republic

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog04/25/2019

In order to destroy the Republic in favor of empire, the new Roman dictators systematically dismantled the Republic's system of local autonomy and self-rule.

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Private Education: The Key to Educating the Poor

Blog02/18/2019

In the developing world, government schools are notable for corruption, low quality, and few options. Private schools have stepped up to provide services where governments have failed.

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Paul Krugman's Conversion to a 70-Percent Income Tax

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/15/2019

Paul Krugman is now claiming the fact the US is not a 100% free-market economy justifies ever-higher taxes on "the rich."

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Peace on Earth

Blog12/27/2018

We don’t oppose the state’s wars because they’ll be counterproductive or overextend the state’s forces. We oppose them because mass murder based on lies can never be morally acceptable.

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Private Religious Schools Have Long Been Targeted by Governments

EducationU.S. History

Blog12/19/2018

Whether Christian or Jewish, public schools and their allies have long attempted to crush private religious schools. 

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Purchasing Power and the Exchange Rate

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog10/18/2018

The key factor behind the rate-of-exchange determination is the relative purchasing power of various monies.

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