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The Founding Fathers' Coup d'État

Blog08/08/2020

It is quite certain that dissatisfaction with the old Articles was not general, for when the new order was implemented in 1789, it was effected with great difficulty and only through methods both unscrupulous and dishonourable.

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The Covid Crisis Has Helped Make the Blueprint for a European Superstate

Big GovernmentCentral BanksTaxes and Spending

Blog08/08/2020

The “cure” to the current crisis that is forced upon all Europeans now is not just worse than the disease; it is the disease.

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The Origins of the Dollar's Value

Blog08/07/2020

 The value of a paper dollar originates from its historical link to commodity money—which happens to be gold—and not government decree or social convention.

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Today's Anticapitalists Are Closer to Fascism Than They Think

ProgressivismSocialismPolitical Theory

Blog08/06/2020

Today's anticapitalists fall into a familiar pattern pioneered by Mussolini and Giovanni Gentile.

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The Problem with British Slavery Reparations in the West Indies

Labor and WagesWorld History

Blog08/05/2020

A just scheme for reparations requires us to identify specific victims. But current calls for reparations do no such thing. Also, the British economy was not built on slavery, as some now claim.

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The Media Said Europe "Beat Back" Covid. But Now Lockdowns Loom Again

Health

Blog08/04/2020

The "experts" intend to keep locking populations down again and again until there's a vaccine. But what if there's no vaccine coming?

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Trump Can Ensure a V-shaped Economic Recovery by Heeding the Lessons of 1921

Blog08/03/2020

Does Trump not realize that if people do not get back to work, there will be no recovery at all?

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Trump's Spending Is Delaying a Recovery. Biden Would Be Even Worse.

Taxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog07/31/2020

Debt matters, even if interest rates are low. Increasing debt and spending means lower growth and weaker real wages in the future.

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