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The State-Corporate Convergence in Our State of Emergency

Cronyism and CorporatismDecentralization and Secession

Blog04/22/2021

The current political trend is toward corporate-state monopolization over all aspects of life, with increasing control by approved "private" principals over information and opinion, economic production, and the political sphere.

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Texas Ended Lockdowns and Mask Mandates. Now Locked-Down States Are Where Covid Is Growing Most

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog04/21/2021

Don’t expect Fauci and his supporters to give up on insisting that New York and Michigan are doing "the right thing" while Texas and Florida are embracing "human sacrifice" as a part of a "death cult." 

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Polarization in Washington Is Forcing Politicians to Decentralize

Decentralization and Secession

Blog04/21/2021

From gun control to abortion, gridlock and polarization in Washington forces policymakers to look to state and local governments as the centers of political reform.

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A Jobless Recovery Is Coming to Europe

Global Economy

Blog04/21/2021

The destruction of the free market, competition, and innovation may seem appealing to some now, but the likely outcome of poor employment, negative real wage growth, and stagnation should be a real cause of concern.

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Elections in the Bicameral Congress

U.S. History

Blog04/20/2021

The fragmentation of power into many small local units is likely to make oppression of minorities more difficult. On the other hand, consolidation of power into a single popularly-elected Congress posed a grave threat to the rights of ordinary Americans. 

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Biden's Big Spending Plans Will Not Revive the Economy

Money and Banking

Blog04/20/2021

Even without deficits or new taxes, Biden's infrastructure spending plan will only create more malinvestment and inflict further damage on an already weakened economy. 

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The Sword of Damocles Hangs over Every Property Owner

Property Rights

Blog04/20/2021

In his new book, The Great Fiction, Hans-Hermann Hoppe discusses how every property owner now faces the threat of his property being turned into "fiat property" at the whim of the state, at any time. 

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Who's to Blame for Normalizing One-Man Rule?

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealthMedia and Culture

Blog04/19/2021

Unfortunately, the corporate press and public health officials have determined that unilateral rule by executive decree, unimpeded by any conception of individual freedom, is necessary to respond to the coronavirus.

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