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Police Botched the Uvalde Standoff. Now Gun Controllers Want to Give Police More Power.

U.S. History

Blog2 hours ago

Police stood around outside the Uvalde school doing nothing while a gunman shot children inside. Meanwhile, gun control advocates tell us to give up our guns because we should just trust the cops to keep us safe. 

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Peace through Strength? Excessive US Military Spending Encourages More War

Big GovernmentWar and Foreign Policy

Blog3 hours ago

American politicians claim that excessive military spending makes Americans "safe." The record shows otherwise.

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Proliferation Isn't the Problem. Legacy Nuclear Powers Again Threaten the Globe.

War and Foreign Policy

Blog05/03/2022

Here we are in 2022, worrying about if the world's oldest nuclear powers will be the ones to touch off a global nuclear war. It's not Pakistan or North Korea or "proliferation." It's Washington and Moscow, yet again. 

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Price Indexes Aren't Accurate Measures of Inflation

Central BanksThe FedInflationPrices

Blog05/03/2022

While economists and journalists are fond of saying inflation is "X" percent, in reality, the price indexes don't measure inflation accurately. Instead, they are statistical constructs created to benefit the government.

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Political Upheaval Is Not Threatening “Our Democracy.” Our Democracy Is.

Democracy

Blog04/14/2022

The current political polarization in the USA is not a "threat" to "our democracy." Instead, democracy as we know it is the prime reason for the polarization.

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Putnam on Objective Ethics in Economics

Economic FreedomLiberalismSubjectivism

Blog04/08/2022

While Hilary Putnam was not a friend of free-market economics and remained a socialist throughout his life, he made important contributions to the subject of ethics.

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Putin's Inflation? Homegrown Modern Monetary Theory Is to Blame

Central BanksThe FedMacroeconomicsMonetary Theory

Blog04/04/2022

Advocates of modern monetary theory promise a cornucopia of goods and jobs if only the government has the "courage" to print money at will. Sound economic analysis, however, exposes MMT as fraudulent.

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