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Reckless Associations: The Ruling Class Creates New Legal Theory to Stifle Free Speech



The war on free speech has been given a boost by a new legal theory called "reckless associations," the "leaders" of an association that allegedly harms someone else are declared liable for that harm.

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Reparations for Government-Imposed Property Theft Are Justified and Necessary

ProgressivismProperty Rights


Reparations is a buzzword in the present political climate, but most plans involve an expansion of the welfare state. But there is a form of reparations that is legitimate.

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Real Wages Fall Again as Inflation Surges and the Fed Plays the Blame Game


Money printing may bring rising wages, but it also brings rising prices for goods and services. And those increases are outpacing the wage increases.

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Russia's Invasion of Ukraine Is Just the Latest Expression of Pan-Slavic Authoritarianism

DemocracyWar and Foreign Policy


Trying to understand the Russian invasion of Ukraine from the exclusive viewpoint of modern Western democracy is to ignore the long history of authoritarian leadership in Russia.

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Rothbard on Today's Progressive War Jingoism

War and Foreign Policy


Rothbard the historian explained so well how the true progressive goal was always to remake America domestically by promoting war.

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Real Scientific Inquiry Requires Dissent. But That's Not What the CDC and JAMA Want.



The scientific method requires free and open dissent from any scientific hypothesis. Yet JAMA is requesting that medical boards become a new Inquisition to root out heresy and apostasy from CDC doctrines.

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Russia Isn't Nearly as Isolated as Washington Wants You to Believe

War and Foreign Policy


Those gloating about Russia being "cut off" are overstating the case. In fact, many of the world's largest countries have shown a reluctance to participate in the US's sanction schemes, and even close US allies aren't going along with it.

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Russia and China Aren't the Natural Allies Many Assume Them to Be


Russia and China may share an interest in countering US hegemony, but the two states also must deal with many sources of conflict, from trade blocs to border wars. 

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