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US States Have a Long History of Defaulting

Big GovernmentEconomic PolicyTaxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog9 hours ago

As the federal government's debt approaches $35 trillion, default one way or another is inevitable. Many US states already have used that method to eliminate their debts.

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Understanding the Trump Phenomenon: It's Not What the Elites Think

Big GovernmentPoliticsU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog02/06/2024

Political and economic elites predicted a doomsday scenario when Trump was elected in 2016, but the reality of his presidency didn’t come close to matching the apocalyptic rhetoric that accompanied it.

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US Foreign Policy Is a Far Cry from the Founders Intent

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog01/29/2024

The founders of the United States warned against getting entangled in foreign wars. Unfortunately, political elites today seek to expand the US empire, leaving death and destruction in their path.

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Unbreakable Union: Lessons Learned from the Demise of the Soviet Union

World History

Blog01/25/2024

The utmost importance of property rights for human dignity and prosperity cannot be overestimated. Unfortunately, it is still far from being understood by the majority of people.

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Unraveling the Roots of the German Mark's Collapse

Central BanksInflationMonetary PolicyWorld History

Blog12/14/2023

A century ago, the German reichsmark went into freefall as the most famous hyperinflation in history exploded the German economy. The repercussions still are with us.

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Understanding Anti-Capitalist Fallacies

CapitalismMedia and CulturePhilosophyPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog12/07/2023

The accusations against capitalism that we read not only from progressives but also conservatives are based upon fallacious thinking. It’s time to deal with these fallacies head on.

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Understanding Our Disharmony

AntipoliticsCronyism and CorporatismMedia and Culture

Blog12/05/2023

Ostensibly to combat "disunity," political elites have called for Americans to unite over the "public good." However, the policies these elites want to put into place are the very cause of disharmonies in the first place.

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Understanding Hegel from a Straussian Viewpoint

PhilosophyOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog09/01/2023

While Leo Strauss did not share G.W.F. Hegel's acceptance of historicism, nonetheless he gives Hegel a sympathetic review. David Gordon takes a closer look at both men.

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