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

Economic PolicyInflationMoney and BanksU.S. History


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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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