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The American Revolution and Classical Liberalism

U.S. History

Blog07/03/2021

We can now see that the rapid growth of the libertarian movement in the 1970s is firmly rooted in the legacy of the American Revolution. But if this legacy is so vital to the American tradition, what went wrong?

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Experts Said Ending Lockdowns Would Be Worse for the Economy than the Lockdowns Themselves. They Were Wrong.

U.S. History

Blog07/02/2021

The experts claimed that if any state ended its stay-at-home orders “prematurely,” its economy would become even more devastated than if it remained locked down. The experts were wrong. 

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Young Americans Resist Biden’s Covid Vaccination Campaign

Health

Blog07/02/2021

Federal officials are starting to understand that they can no longer intimidate and threaten their way to universal compliance with covid restrictions.

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Can the Lightning Network Lead to "Hyperbitcoinization"?

BitcoinMoney and Banking

Blog07/02/2021

Just as the internet needed web browsers before it could really change the world, Bitcoin needed user-friendly interfaces to grow beyond money and towards being the base layer—the “rails”—for decentralized services built on Bitcoin alone.

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Inflation Is a Form of Embezzlement

Blog07/01/2021

The shift of money from one market to another market is not instantaneous there is a time lag from increases in money and its effect on the average price increases.

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Record Numbers of Coloradans Are Crossing the Wyoming Border to Buy Illegal Fireworks

World History

Blog07/01/2021

It's possible to buy fireworks in Wyoming that are illegal in Colorado. So Wyoming merchants have placed a number of huge fireworks shops about two minutes from the border. It's quite convenient for Coloradans planning to ignore local laws. 

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Canada's Alcohol Laws Are Stuck in the Past

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog07/01/2021

Alcohol sales in Ontario are stuck in a morass of price-fixing and other government controls. 

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Review: Niall Ferguson's Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe

Blog06/30/2021

Niall Ferguson’s new book Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe is timely. But Ferguson may just be telling the reader what he wants to hear. 

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