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Socialism: A Man-Made Malthusian Trap

PovertySocialism

Blog07/06/2019

Industrialization and capitalism finally freed us from the starvation and deprivation of endless centuries of subsistence living. Now socialists in Venezuela have managed to reverse centuries of progress.

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The Bionic Mosquito On Rothbard and Ethics

07/05/2019Power & Market

The Bionic Mosquito points out that Rothbard defended objective ethics.

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America's Delusion of Liberal Hegemony

Book ReviewsWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/04/2019

Attempts to impose liberal values on the world, to force people to be free, are doomed to failure and will enhance the chances of war. This is largely because nationalism is for most people a far more potent force than liberalism, whether classical or modern.

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"Raise My Taxes" Really Just Means "Raise Others' Taxes"

Taxes and Spending

Blog07/03/2019

Now that they're already rich, the millionaires and billionaires who say "tax me more" are really just trying to become popular by imposing new, harsher rules of the game on everyone.

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The F-35: Poster Child for Pentagon Boondoggles

07/02/2019Power & Market

Far from becoming an effective weapon, the trillion-dollar F-35 is proving to be a fragile one that cannot accomplish its missions.

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Black Markets Show How Socialists Can't Overturn Economic Laws

SocialismWorld History

Blog06/24/2019

In the Soviet Union, any significant goods had two price tags: one real and another virtual. One was the actual black-market price. The other was the "official" government price.

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The Supreme Court's Dubious "Wall of Separation" between Church and State

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/21/2019

How old should a monument be to avoid Establishment Clause challenges? Not that old, given the Supreme Court invented the "wall of separation" argument in only 1947.

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World War I: A Revisionist Reading List

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog06/18/2019

These books and authors criticize the decision of the United States in 1917 to enter WWI, the bad results of the treaties that ended the war, and the propaganda designed to induce the public to accept the war against the Central Powers.

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