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Decentralization Is Not Fascism

Economic FreedomProgressivismSocialismPolitical Theory


Marxists and leftist progressives have falsely tried to label anything associated with capitalism and free markets as "fascism." The same goes for political decentralization.

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Does Technical Knowledge Always Lead to Economic Growth?

CapitalismCapital and Interest Theory


Economists and political elites fondly claim that economic growth is due to increased technological knowledge. That is only partly true.

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Dollar Hegemony Is Ending Due to Geopolitical Changes

EuropeInflationMonetary PolicyU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History


Since the end of World War II, the US dollar has been the world's reserve currency. That status may well change because US monetary authorities insist on inflating the dollar into oblivion.

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Do Monopolies Cause Inflation?

Economic PolicyInflationEntrepreneurshipMonopoly and Competition


Too many economic commentators claim that monopolies are the cause of inflation. Austrian economic analysis shows that this is impossible.

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Declaring Independence from the Parasite Caste

Big GovernmentDemocracyU.S. History


As Americans prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, they would do well to remember that those who fought for independence would not support the Leviathan state that the USA has become.

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Daniel Ellsberg Was Right. So Are Assange and Snowden.


Today's pundits have created the myth that Ellsberg was a "good" leaker and Assange et al. are "bad" leakers. It's a myth designed to portray modern-day heroic whistleblowers as "traitors." 

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Do Boycotts Really Work? Another Look at the Bud Light Situation

Cronyism and CorporatismFree MarketsStrategy


Some conservatives are upset because the new best-selling beer is owned by the same company that owns the beleaguered Bud Lite. Actually, they should have no problem with that.

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Deneen on Elitism

LibertarianismLiberalismProgressivismPhilosophy and Methodology


Patrick Deneen not only misunderstands John Stuart Mill, but he also misunderstands libertarians, claiming they are elitists who believe the world should be ruled by experts.

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