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The Problem with "Left vs. Right"

World History

Blog12/30/2021

The original "leftists" wanted to abolish government regulation and controls. The rightists were the old control-freak authoritarians. But then the Jacobins hijacked the Left. 

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How to Avoid Depressions? Foster Saving and Investment

Blog12/29/2021

Economic depressions are not caused by a strong decline in the money stock, but by a depleted stock of real savings.

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America's Wars Are Far More Costly than the Pentagon Admits

Blog12/29/2021

The true cost of America's wars—in lost productivity, resources, and opportunity cost—is far higher than even the official numbers of trillions spent on the Pentagon's many failures.

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Time Is Running Out!

Blog12/29/2021

Twenty-twenty-one is zipping by. Help the Institute fight the latest wave of statism by making a donation before the year ends!

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The Businessman and the Holy Family

For Jesus and his followers, private enterprise was there from birth, through life, and to death, providing a refuge of safety and productivity, just as it has in our time.

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Is the Crack-up Boom Here?

Money and Banks

Blog12/28/2021

Crack-up booms have historically facilitated the growth of authoritarian political movements. This is not inevitable. But we do need radical change to today's fiscal and monetary disasters.

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Mandatory Holidays Mean Less Freedom and Flexibility for Workers

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog12/28/2021

Workers should have the freedom to take their time off when they need it most. Official government holidays don't actually mean more time off. They just mean less flexibility.

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Ron Desantis Plans to Revive Florida's State Militia

U.S. History

Blog12/28/2021

Genuine change will likely come only through muddling through at the state and local level. That kind of work will be instrumental in the creation of decentralized alternatives to our present political order.

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