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The Economic Wisdom of Antony C. Sutton’s The War on Gold

Economic PolicyInflationMoney and BanksU.S. History

Blog12/26/2023

Economist Antony C. Sutton understood one of the most fundamental economic truths: gold is money. Thorsten Polleit reviews Sutton’s classic book, The War on Gold.

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The Evil of the Residential Property Tax

Taxes and Spending

Blog12/21/2023

Residential property taxes attack one of the most fundamental needs and assets in a person's life—i.e., housing—in a way the income tax does not. As the central bank's monetary inflation drives up home prices, property tax burdens increase as well. 

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The Dishonesty of the New York Times Revealed

Cronyism and CorporatismLiberalismMedia and CultureProgressivism

Blog12/20/2023

In a Columbia Journalism Review article, NYT publisher A.G. Sulzberger claimed his newspaper embodies “journalistic independence.” But a recent article by James Bennet, a former NYT editor, reveals the paper does little more than provide progressive propaganda.

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Tucker Carlson is Not Entirely Wrong About “Libertarian Economics”

Booms and BustsLibertarianismProgressivismU.S. Economy

Blog12/19/2023

While some of Tucker Carlson's recent broadside on free-market economics is mistaken, too many so-called Beltway Libertarians have endorsed interventionist policies that have had severe consequences.

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The Bill of Rights: The Only Good Part of the Constitution

Blog12/15/2023

The Bill of Rights turns 232 years old today. Adopted in 1791 as a consolation prize for the Anti-Federalists,  it has been the most important part of American legal history since the 18th century.

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Truth Is the Biggest Threat to Democracy in DC

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureThe Police StateWar and Foreign Policy

Blog12/14/2023

It seems U.S. government officials are entitled to blindfold and deceive the American people to avoid “intruding” on foreign leaders planning a military attack? This theory of democracy gets curiouser and curiouser.

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The Immorality of COP28

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentGlobal EconomySocialism

Blog12/13/2023

As the delegates gather for COP28 to set an agenda to "fight climate change," we should remember what they are seeking to do: destroy the world's economy as we have known it.

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The Anatomy of the Statist

Big GovernmentLiberalismPhilosophyProgressivism

Blog12/12/2023

Statists reveal their belief in the almighty state in many different ways, but they all want the same outcome: more government control over our lives.

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