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Pandemics Are Over When the Public Decides They're Over

Blog11/21/2020

Government bureaucrats have their own standards for declaring when a pandemic has "officially" ended. But the de facto ending comes when the public stops paying attention. 

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The Impossibility of "Taxation with Representation"

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog11/21/2020

The slogan "taxation without representation" implies that taxation with representation is both possible and moral. But the idea of political representation is fraught with errors.

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Covid Deaths Mount in France and the Czech Republic as Lockdowns Fail

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog11/20/2020

Most regimes in favor of strict lockdowns in western Europe now have some of the highest covid death rates in the world. And now prolockdown eastern Europe is headed in the same direction. 

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The Evil of American Exceptionalism

Blog11/20/2020

According to Anne Applebaum, those who deny American “exceptionalism,” that is to say, global crusading for “democracy,” are dangerous extremists.

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Why We Need a Free Market in Money

InflationMoney and BanksGold Standard

Blog11/20/2020

A free market in money means real freedom to choose what money we use.  This may mean people turn to gold and silver. Or they may turn to crypto. What's important is that it's market-based money. 

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Why Legal Kratom May Face a Battle with Drug Companies

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog11/20/2020

In a classic "bootleggers and baptists" scenario, it looks like pharmaceutical companies are calling for greater regulation of kratom, which is viewed a potential competitor to patented drugs. 

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America's Elites—Not Trump—Are Responsible for Undermining American Democracy

Big GovernmentDecentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

Blog11/19/2020

It appears that 2020 may be the year that finally proves that the façade of democracy is not enough to maintain a unified political body. 

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Dear Biden Supporters, It's Not Too Late to Secede

Decentralization and Secession

Blog11/19/2020

Why subject yourselves to all the stress of the GOP retaking the House in 2022 and even the White House in 2024? Just secede now and save yourselves the trouble. 

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