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Why Everyone Should Read These Two Essays by Ludwig von Mises

Austrian Economics OverviewInterventionism

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The public must come to a fuller understanding that without private property there is no liberty; that there is no safe middle of the road; and that we citizens are engaged in a constant struggle with government over how much of our own property, and of the fruits of our own labor, we will be...

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Why Bureaucrats Are Sitting on So Much Money-Losing Real Estate

U.S. Economy

Blog09/21/2021

The Feds are sitting on a huge pile of decaying buildings. A private business would sell these off, but this task is apparently too difficult for federal bureaucrats. 

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Why "Natural Immunity" Is a Political Problem for the Regime

Blog09/21/2021

When asked, "'I’ve recovered from covid, is it absolutely essential that I get vaccinated?' many public health officials have put aside the data and responded with a synchronized 'yes.'"

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Why the Federalists Hated the Bill of Rights

U.S. History

Blog09/20/2021

The Bill of Rights transformed the Constitution from one of supreme and total national power to a partially mixed polity where the liberal antinationalists at least had a fighting chance. 

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What They Really Mean When They Say "Do the Right Thing"

U.S. History

Blog09/15/2021

When a politician says "do the right thing," what he means is "do what I say, or else." 

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War Has Declined in the West Because War Isn't "Worth It" for Rich Countries

World History

Blog09/14/2021

Thanks to private property, trade, and the Industrial Revolution, there isn't much to be gained from wars among rich countries anymore. But things are different in the developing world. 

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Why the Fed Is So Desperate to Hide Price Inflation

Blog09/08/2021

The Fed is backed into a corner. If price inflation continues, the public could demand action and the Fed could be forced to cut back the flow of easy money, which may lead to a depression. 

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What Texas's Unilateral Immigration Policy Tells Us about Washington

Blog09/07/2021

What we’re beginning to see is policy ghettoization, wherein states pass laws that the most fervent activists on the left and right, respectively, cannot enact at the federal level.

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