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Is the Constitution a Centralizing or Decentralizing Document?

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog07/11/2022

People often speak of the Constitution with reverence, as though it were infallible. However, the Constitution was a centralizing document that cast aside the decentralization of the Articles of Confederation.

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Nine Ways Debt and Deficit Spending Severely Harm African Societies

Free MarketsKeynesSocialism

Blog07/09/2022

Keynesian economics is a scourge to any nation that tries it, and African countries are no exception.

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Inflation IS Money Supply Growth, Not Prices Denominated in Money

The FedInflationMoney Supply

Blog07/09/2022

A common error in economics is to label increases price increases inflation. Inflation actually is an increase in the money supply, and that increase leads ultimately to price hikes.

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Developing Countries Don't Need Wealth Transfers; They Need Free Markets

CapitalismEconomic FreedomFree MarketsSocialism

Blog07/08/2022

The standard line among the Great Reset crowd is that capitalism exploits poor nations and causes poverty. In reality, capitalism and free markets have reduced poverty around the world.

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The Myth behind the Federal Power to Strike Down State Laws

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog07/08/2022

Why do Americans believe that state and local laws are subject to veto by federal policy makers but the federal government is to be the sole judge of its own laws? Federal elites want it that way.

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China's Draconian Lockdown Policies: Major Consequences to Follow

AntipoliticsHealthThe Police State

Blog07/08/2022

In an attempt to stymie the spread of covid-19, the Chinese government has imposed reckless and harmful lockdown policies in several cities. This will not end well.

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The Unending Farce of US Sanctions against Russia

Economic PolicyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/07/2022

While the economic sanctions against Russia are helping to impoverish people in that country, they are doing a lot of damage elsewhere too.

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SCOTUS Attacked Indian Tribe Sovereignty in Castro-Huerta, and That's a Bad Thing.

U.S. History

Blog07/07/2022

Indian tribe sovereignty has long been a much neglected, yet important, tool in decentralizing and limiting government power in the US. 

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