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Why the Fed Is Bankrupt and Why That Means More Inflation

U.S. History

Blog01/17/2023

The Fed is insolvent, and that means that it will bail itself out by printing money. For ordinary people, that means inflation and a rising cost of living. 

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Political Salvation Is Slow Suicide

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationProgressivism

Blog01/17/2023

For all of the political "reforms" being tossed about, the truth is that government is slowly strangling the life out of our society.

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The Italian City-Republics Were the Manhattan of the Twelfth Century

DemocracyEconomic FreedomWorld History

Blog01/17/2023

The move from feudalism to the relatively free capitalist societies occurred slowly, beginning with the emergence of the city-states in Italy in Medieval Europe.

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The Politicization of Procreation: The Ultimate in "the Personal Is Political"

PoliticsProgressivism

Blog01/16/2023

Gloria Steinem declared, "The personal is political." Today, politics has reached into family life and even procreation itself, an unhappy trend for unhappy people.

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The Fed Is a Purely Political Institution, and It's Definitely Not a Bank.

Money and Banks

Blog01/16/2023

The Federal Reserve is no more "private" than the Environmental Protection Agency, and through its special government status, the Fed inflicts many economic crimes on regular people. 

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Just Say No to the New Forever War

ProgressivismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog01/16/2023

American and European political elites seem to be wanting the Russia-Ukraine war to be fought to the last Ukranian and have done nothing to bring peace. It's time for a change.

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Australia: The Nation Founded by British Convicts Embraced Entrepreneurship

Free MarketsWorld HistoryEntrepreneurship

Blog01/14/2023

Australia is famous for its laid-back culture and for being founded by convicts from Great Britain. It also should be famous for its embrace of entrepreneurship.

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The Government Throws Money at Heart Disease, but Prevention Is Better than Cure

Bureaucracy and RegulationPolitics

Blog01/14/2023

Americans spend billions of dollars on treating heart disease. Prevention is cheaper, but thanks to perverse government incentives, preventing heart disease takes a backseat to medical spending.

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