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How Marriage Patterns May Have Helped Fuel Europe's Rise to Wealth

World History


Many factors help explain the rise of the West, including both decentralization and the embrace of laissez-faire. But Europe's unusual pattern of family formation is also a likely and important factor. 

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How Facebook Turned Its Market Success into a Culture War on America

U.S. History


Corporate America—from Facebook to Google to Major League Baseball—got rich by giving the consumers what they want. Now these big firms will use their riches to crush their ideological enemies. That's life in a "mixed economy." 

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How the Constitutional Convention Vastly Expanded the Powers of the President

U.S. History


After centralizing political power in the presidency to a level unfathomable to most Americans, the nationalists had succeeded, and the new Constitution was ready to be sprung upon an unsuspecting country. 

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How Families Fuel Economic Development

Labor and Wages


Stable families offer better conditions for specialization and economies of scale. This in turn fuels both social and economic development. 

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How Covid Put an End to Your Right to Due Process

Property Rights


The covid panic brought an end to due process in many ways. Among these are the end of speedy trials and the end of a timely hearing for landlords to obtain evictions. Meanwhile, governments have seized private businesses with no due process at all. 

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How Monetary Expansion Creates Income and Wealth Inequality


Economic inequality caused by money printing benefits most those who claim to stand up for "the little guy" and denounce "trickle-down" markets. But there is nothing more "trickle down" than government money printing from on high.

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How Trillions in Newly Printed Money Created a Labor Shortage

Labor and Wages


The US has millions of idle workers. In a normal economy this would put a damper on demand. But in our money-printing economy, consumer demand is surging even as production falls behind. An employment bubble is the result. 

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How Markets Have Delivered More Economic Equality



People must still compete for resources in a socialist economy. In fact, the competition is intense. On the other hand, thanks to markets, basic necessities—and even basic luxuries—are now more more accessible than ever. 

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