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The Virginia Elections Showed Some Parents Are Seeing How Bad the Government Schools Really Are

Education

Blog11/23/2021

If there’s one political fight worth seeing through, it’s the crusade against government schooling. Many parents in Virginia may have started to see just how important the fight has become.

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Kyle Rittenhouse: The Media's Assault on the Rights of the Accused

U.S. History

Blog11/22/2021

The Rittenhouse case has uncovered a major threat to modern American jurisprudence, but not the threat that progressives are claiming.

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The REAL ID Means a Real Leviathan

The Police StateU.S. History

Blog11/22/2021

While 9/11 is mainly forgotten, a deafening trumpet announces the presence of other supposed crises, such as covid and climate change. The Leviathan is now excited and encouraged by the possibilities of new rules and new IDs.

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No, Inflation Is Not Good for You

Money and Banks

Blog11/22/2021

According to the Marxists and their fellow travelers, inflation is good because it transfers wealth from creditors to debtors, and debtors are "the 99 percent." But inflation doesn't work that way.  

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OPEC Can't Make High Oil Prices Go Away

World History

Blog11/20/2021

OPEC is not irrelevant, but the fact is that rising oil prices are more a function of monetary inflation and government efforts to stifle the oil industry.

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"Going Cashless" Isn't as Easy as It Seems

Money and Banks

Blog11/20/2021

The fact that various electronic money transfers are taking place does not mean that we do not require cash any longer. On the contrary, the fact that the cash exists enables those transfers to take place.

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Mexico Flirts with Nationalizing Its Electricity Sector

U.S. History

Blog11/19/2021

Mexico is not hindered by capitalism run amok, but by state actors, whether they be ignorant or malicious. The state will not save the Mexican economy. Real market freedom will.

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Why It's Important to Prepare Students for "Trick Questions"

Philosophy

Blog11/18/2021

A "good" education consists of learning how to spot "trick questions" that lead us astray from clear thinking. We often see that every "free lunch" offered by politicians involves at least one trick question.

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