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Howard Buffett: Against Legal Plunder

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog09/09/2020

The commandment "Thou shalt not steal" was not to be abolished outright. That would offend too many. So the commandment was simply modified to "Thou shalt not steal—except by majority vote."

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Howard Buffett on Conscription and American Militarism

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/07/2020

"If [the draft bill] is passed, the House will be shoving down the throats of the American people the despotic concept of 'Theirs not to reason why; Theirs but to do and die.'"

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Howard Buffett: Anticommunist and Anti-interventionist

SocialismU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/27/2020

Howard Buffet was one of Congress's most consistent and trenchant critics of American policy during the 1940s and 1950s. He opposed communism without surrendering to the calls for global war in Korea and worldwide.

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How Bad Is It?

Booms and Busts

Blog05/13/2020

Crashes are fast, like that first hill on a coaster. Recoveries are not, for the simple reason that production is more difficult than destruction.

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How to Think about the Fed Now

Blog04/15/2020

The Fed is, in effect, a lawless economic government unto itself. It is the lender of first resort, a kind of reverse pawnshop that pays top dollar for rapidly declining assets.

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How Anti-Trust Policy Hurts the Little Guy

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog09/07/2019

Government anti-trust policy often results in destroying cost-saving measures adopted by larger firms, thus driving up prices for ordinary consumers.

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Happy Birthday Ron!

Blog08/20/2019

How many people peak after 60?

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How OPEC Became Irrelevant

The EntrepreneurGlobal Economy

Blog07/17/2017
Traditional oil-producing countries still fail to face the new reality.
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