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A History of Cronyism in America

Book ReviewsU.S. History

Blog1 hour ago

Cronyism: when the government passes policies to benefit special-interest politicians, bureaucrats, businesses, and other groups at the expense of the general public.

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Africa's Long History of Trade and Markets

World History

Blog12/02/2021

Capitalism is not a "legacy of colonialism" in Africa. In fact, markets and interregional trade have long been practiced on the continent. And markets today are still the answer to raising standards of living.

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A Chance to Double Your Gift

Blog12/01/2021

The Mises Institute is the life-support system for the worldwide liberty movement. Your gift is vital for us to do more!

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Antitrust Regulation Assumes Bureaucrats Know the "Correct" Amount of Competition

U.S. Economy

Blog11/16/2021

The process of learning what’s most efficient and profitable includes merging with competitors and taking over different stages of the supply chain—all tactics that would be considered in violation of current antitrust laws.

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A Fat, Comfortable Military Is a "Woke" Military

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/09/2021

The US military's turn to "wokeness" is a result of decades of high military spending and public deference toward military "experts." That gave us a military that is overfunded and highly political.

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Age-Adjusted Mortality Is at 2004 Levels. Yet They Tell Us Covid Is Worse Than the 1918 Flu.

U.S. History

Blog10/09/2021

It is important to get some much-needed context when examining a disease which is being used to justify unprecedented increases in state power and violations of human rights.

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A Global Fiat Currency: "One Ring to Rule Them All"

Money and Banks

Blog09/24/2021

The One Ring of power stands for the particularly evil idea of creating a state of states, a world government, a world state. A one-world fiat currency is similarly dangerous. 

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