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Why Empowering Organized Labor Will Definitely Not Help the Economy

U.S. History

Blog04/26/2021

Contrary to what Krugman might argue, the growth of organized labor in the US workforce was much more the work of government prodding and outright coercion than it was a natural progression of the American workplace.

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No, Dogecoin Does Not Compete with Bitcoin

Financial MarketsMoney and Banking

Blog04/24/2021

Medium of exchange and store of value are very different products.

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The US Recovery Is Weak, Especially Given the Size of the "Stimulus"

Business Cycles

Blog04/24/2021

It seems that governments want to convince us that they have saved the world when the reality is that the misguided lockdowns were the cause of the economic debacle and lifting them is the main cause of the recovery. 

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The United States Has Declared Defeat in Two More Wars

War and Foreign Policy

Blog04/23/2021

Now that the average American voter is barely paying attention—and that the US is facing an economic crisis and weak recovery—it has become politically expedient to move further toward wrapping up a couple more lost wars. 

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Are Monarchies Better for Economic Growth? Here's What the Empirical Evidence Says.

World History

Blog04/23/2021

The evidence suggests that monarchies—especially small ones—are more peaceful, stable, and protective of private property than their republican neighbors. 

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12 Myths Fueling Government Overreach in Times of Crisis

U.S. History

Blog04/22/2021

We must act now! It's better to do something than nothing! This has never happened before! The experts will show us the way! From the great depression to the crises of today, we hear these claims over and over again. 

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Not Even Gretchen Whitmer Wants More of the CDC's Lockdowns

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog04/22/2021

The political climate that fostered panic and lockdowns a year ago is now changing. Legislatures are turning against governors and the public is no longer hysterical with fear. Politicians aren't sure what to do. 

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You Won't Learn Much about Fascism in this Book on "Fascism"

Book Reviews

Blog04/22/2021

Jason Stanley's book on fascism is a jumbled mess which seems primarily to exist for the purpose of smearing everything Stanley doesn't like with the label of "fascism." 

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