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The Media Is Now Openly Pushing Secession as the Election Nears

Decentralization and Secession

Blog10/07/2020

The secessionist view is now increasingly being promoted by writers outside the usual conservative and libertarian groups that have long advocated in favor of decentralization and local control.

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The Myth of Wakanda: How Hollywood Distorts the Legacy of Colonialism

Media and CulturePovertyWorld History

Blog10/07/2020

The film Black Panther offered an attractive view of an African nation untouched by slavery or colonialism. Unfortunately, the film offers a rather dubious counterfactual.

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The Paradox of Prosperity

Capitalism

Blog10/07/2020

The present fascination with socialism and hatred of capitalism reflects a combination of willful historical blindness, lack of simple common sense, and inexcusable economic ignorance.

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Covid and the Escalation of Medical Tyranny

Big GovernmentHealthInterventionism

Blog10/06/2020

Covid has exposed how easy it is for government to weaponize healthcare. How long will the doctor-patient relationship remain sacred?

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Trump Continues the Never-Ending War on Cuba

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog10/06/2020

The embargo continues, partly because the Cuba situation has indirectly exposed the corrupt sham of the entire Cold War and the corrupt machinery of the US national security establishment.

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The Genius of Mises's Action Axiom

Praxeology

Blog10/06/2020

It is through action that our subjective valuations become measurable in objective reality. This is why the action axiom is an irreplaceable launch pad for economic thinking.

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If We Want to Increase Demand in the Market, We Must First Increase Production

Production Theory

Blog10/05/2020

An individual’s demand is constrained by his production of goods. The more goods an individual produces, the more of other goods he can secure for himself.

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Problems with Theories on the Black-White Wealth Gap

Media and CulturePoverty

Blog10/05/2020

Vague and generalizing theories about culture and race don't tell us much about the wealth gap between blacks and whites. The answer is more complex.

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