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Understanding the Trump Phenomenon: It's Not What the Elites Think

Big GovernmentPoliticsU.S. EconomyU.S. History


Political and economic elites predicted a doomsday scenario when Trump was elected in 2016, but the reality of his presidency didn’t come close to matching the apocalyptic rhetoric that accompanied it.

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US Foreign Policy Is a Far Cry from the Founders Intent

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy


The founders of the United States warned against getting entangled in foreign wars. Unfortunately, political elites today seek to expand the US empire, leaving death and destruction in their path.

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Unbreakable Union: Lessons Learned from the Demise of the Soviet Union

World History


The utmost importance of property rights for human dignity and prosperity cannot be overestimated. Unfortunately, it is still far from being understood by the majority of people.

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Unraveling the Roots of the German Mark's Collapse

Central BanksInflationMonetary PolicyWorld History


A century ago, the German reichsmark went into freefall as the most famous hyperinflation in history exploded the German economy. The repercussions still are with us.

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Understanding Anti-Capitalist Fallacies

CapitalismMedia and CulturePhilosophyPhilosophy and Methodology


The accusations against capitalism that we read not only from progressives but also conservatives are based upon fallacious thinking. It’s time to deal with these fallacies head on.

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Understanding Our Disharmony

AntipoliticsCronyism and CorporatismMedia and Culture


Ostensibly to combat "disunity," political elites have called for Americans to unite over the "public good." However, the policies these elites want to put into place are the very cause of disharmonies in the first place.

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Understanding Hegel from a Straussian Viewpoint

PhilosophyOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


While Leo Strauss did not share G.W.F. Hegel's acceptance of historicism, nonetheless he gives Hegel a sympathetic review. David Gordon takes a closer look at both men.

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US Consumers Are Suffering in a Less than "Robust" Economy

World History


All the money printing has created a recovery where the United States has seen twenty-six consecutive months of negative real wage growth. We have not seen such a negative recovery for American workers in decades.

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