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The "Mind Viruses" Creating Social Justice Warriors

Book Reviews


The mental viruses Saad has in mind are to a large extent those that deny that human beings have a biological nature: “Many idea pathogens share one common thread, a deep desire to liberate people from the shackles of reality.”

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The Economic Effects of Pandemics: An Austrian Analysis

Booms and Busts


How do recurrent cycles of boom and recession compare to isolated crises caused by extraordinary phenomena? 

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The Property-Based Social Order Is Being Destroyed by Central Banks

U.S. History


Private property is an institution central to civilization and beneficial human interaction. When central banks distort this institution with easy money, the social effects can be disastrous. 

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The Success of Socialist Newspeak

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureWorld History


The socialists have engineered a semantic revolution in converting the meaning of terms into their opposite.

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Terminate NATO

War and Foreign Policy


Since the USSR unexpectedly collapsed, NATO has been going around poking hornets' nests and finding new enemies hoping to justify its existence. It's time to shut the whole thing down. 

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This NYTimes Writer Thinks Too Much "Small Government" Caused the Covid Crisis

U.S. History


After the economic disaster created by the lockdowns, media chattering heads still have the gall to claim that too little government and spending caused the crisis.

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The Opportunity of a Lifetime

Are you smart, have a hunger to succeed, have a finance education, have a desire to work in finance, employ common sense, have high EQ, are an abstract thinker, believe in American exceptionalism, and willing to work long hours? You might be the one.

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The Border Crisis Is the Latest Example of Government "Efficiency"

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending


Government revenues are outpacing population growth, yet government agencies can’t seem to carry out even the most basic functions. The solution? More tax revenue and bigger budgets! 

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