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Why the State Seeks to Abolish Both Tradition and History

StrategyU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog09/01/2020

The best way to think about tradition is to view it like capital accumulation. Knowledge is accumulated through countless centuries of trial and error. The state seeks to destroy historical consciousness and old ways of life to secure power.

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Why We Need Landlords

CapitalismSocialismCalculation and Knowledge

Blog08/31/2020

A recurring theme among leftists in a world of scarce housing: Why should landlords be allowed to make a profit? It turns out there are many good reasons.

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Why Americans Are Looking for a Safe Haven from the Dollar

Monetary PolicyStrategyTaxes and Spending

Blog08/27/2020

As confidence in the dollar falls, Americans put more of their money in gold, silver, and cryptocurrencies. State governments can help this process along by deregulating sound money.

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Why Homeowners Hate Real Estate Developers

Bureaucracy and RegulationPrivate Property

Blog08/26/2020

Homeowners believe their property rights extend far beyond their property lines. They want to dictate who lives near them, how much money their neighbors make, and what the houses in their neighborhood look like.

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Want to Really Cut Taxes? Cut Government Spending.

Taxes and Spending

Blog08/25/2020

To cut taxes without cutting spending means greater burdens on the private sector through more government borrowing, higher indirect taxes, and monetary pumping which will come in the future. 

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Was Mises a Fascist? Obviously Not.

Blog08/20/2020

Mises explicitly explained that fascism (which he called by its Italian name, “stato corporativo”) is nothing but an outgrowth of socialism and is incompatible with a free market.

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Why Should Recent Immigrants and Their Heirs Pay for Slavery Reparations?

Blog08/18/2020

Reparations advocates wish to tax countless millions of Americans descended from people who only arrived in the US after slavery was outlawed, and thus couldn't have possibly been responsible for slavery.

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Why Smarter Computers Won’t Make Socialism More Workable

CapitalismSocialism

Blog08/18/2020

Market knowledge is generated in individual transactions and by entrepreneurial drive. No amount of technology can replace the market process.

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