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Dear Biden Supporters, It's Not Too Late to Secede

Decentralization and Secession

Blog11/19/2020

Why subject yourselves to all the stress of the GOP retaking the House in 2022 and even the White House in 2024? Just secede now and save yourselves the trouble. 

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Down with Political Polling. Up with Prediction Markets.

Media and Culture

Blog11/11/2020

Pollsters, many of whom predicted an overwhelming "blue wave," obviously failed miserably as reliable gauges of political sentiment. But prediction markets may offer an alternative. 

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Digitization Fueled by Easy Money and Covid Lockdowns Is a Form of Malinvestment

Booms and BustsWorld History

Blog11/05/2020

Central banks were already fueling artificial bubble growth and malinvestment in tech firms. Then the lockdowns sped up the trend even more.

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Despite Big Budgets, Police Are Catching Very Few Real Criminals

Legal System

Blog10/02/2020

At best, police data shows four in ten murders in America are never resolved and no suspect is convicted. Lesser crimes have even fewer resolutions. And if we look more closely, things look even worse.

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Dude, Where's My Inflation?

Inflation

The Fed could certainly encourage more price inflation if it wanted to. But it seems the real goal is not steady inflation, but support for the financial sector.

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Dworkin and the Free Market

Free MarketsPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog08/28/2020

In a free market, goods pass to those who are willing to pay the most to get them. A legal system that allows people to bid against each another for the goods they want displays equal concern for its citizens.

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Demolishing the Lincoln Myth, Yet Again

Book ReviewsDecentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog07/18/2020

DiLorenzo demolishes the mythological view that Lincoln's primary motive for opposing secession in 1861 was his distaste for slavery. 

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Did (Classical) Liberalism Fail? If It Had, Things Would Be Much Worse Than They Are

U.S. History

Blog06/22/2020

The Left continues to attack classical liberalism (although they now call it "neoliberalism") precisely because it's the liberal ideology that continues to provide the most consistent opposition to the leftist program. If liberalism had failed, the Left wouldn't still be attacking it.

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