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Taking Stock of the Assets We Have (and We Have a Lot of Them)

Cronyism and CorporatismFree MarketsStrategy

Blog08/27/2022

While the antimarket and antilibertarian forces are strong, it is easy to forget that free market advocates also have a powerful set of tools.

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The Acadian Community: An Anarcho-Capitalist Success Story

AnarchyFree MarketsWorld History

Blog08/26/2022

Before it was destroyed by British aggression in 1755, the Acadian community in Nova Scotia provided a window into an anarcho-capitalist society that was cohesive and successful.

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Review: How the West Brought War to Ukraine

War and Foreign Policy

Blog08/26/2022

The foreign policy establishments in the West, the United States in particular, have pursued an aggressive policy that has led to war. The sad result is moral theater in the West and death in Ukraine.

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The African Slave Trade Wouldn't Have Been Possible without African Elites

World History

Blog08/26/2022

Much of modern history portrays the African slave trade as purely a European venture. But capturing and sending slaves abroad required both approval and aid from African elites.

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Lessons from a Massacre Committed 450 Years Ago

World History

Blog08/25/2022

The infamous St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre was responsible for the death of thousands, but the horrible aftermath was also the beginning of religious toleration in the West.

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Malcolm McLean: The Unsung Capitalist Hero Who Changed the World One Container at a Time

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsU.S. EconomyWorld History

Blog08/25/2022

Before Steve Jobs and the iPhone, there was Malcolm McLean, inventor of the shipping container. McLean made the iPhone—and many other things—possible.

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Trapped by Imperialist Leviathans: The Case for Freedom in Central and Eastern Europe

Global EconomySocialismWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/25/2022

When the Soviet Union dominated Eastern Europe, people there looked to the West—and especially the USA—in hopes of freedom. Today, it is the West promoting culture wars and collectivism.

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Leftists and Nationalists: A Brotherly Conflict in India

Free MarketsSocialismWorld History

Blog08/24/2022

Even though liberalization of its infamously bureaucratic economy has achieved strong results, India's leftist activists and politicians are trying to reestablish collectivism.

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