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Woke Capitalism Is a Monopoly Game

Cronyism and CorporatismMedia and Culture

Blog02/10/2022

The rise of woke capitalism cannot be sufficiently explained in terms of placating coastal leftists, ingratiating left-liberal legislators, or avoiding the wrath of activists.

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Why Employment Is Not the Key to Economic Growth

U.S. Economy

Blog02/08/2022

A reduction in unemployment is not the key factor for economic growth. Rather, it is saving that is instrumental in the expansion and the enhancement of the production structure.

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What the Next American Civil War May Look Like

U.S. History

Blog02/08/2022

Many proponents of forced national unity insist the military can "solve" the problem. But with that method, "you're not solving the insurrection. In fact, you're spreading it. You're guaranteeing more of it."

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What Would Mises Have Thought of "Special Economic Zones"?

World History

Blog02/07/2022

SEZs are loopholes, and capitalism breathes through loopholes. But like all loopholes, they tend to benefit those who can afford to hire the lawyers who can identify said loopholes.

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Why Gold Is More Expensive than Bread

Value and Exchange

Blog02/05/2022

The concept of diminishing marginal utility is the essential building block of economics. But there is a difference in the way this law is discussed by mainstream economics and the Austrian School.

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Why Austrians Stress Ordinal Utility

Austrian Economics OverviewPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog02/03/2022

Sometimes people—even other economists—are incredulous that the Austrians deny the possibility of interpersonal utility comparisons.

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Wokism Could Provoke a Global Anti-American Backlash

U.S. History

Blog02/03/2022

Wokism and US foreign policy should not be viewed as isolated phenomena but rather inextricably linked concepts given the US’s universalist foreign policy modus operandi.

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We Are All Canadian Truckers Now!

World History

Blog02/01/2022

As tens of thousands of trucks began entering the capital with millions of supporters behind them, the “brave” Canadian prime minister had fled the city and shuffled off to an undisclosed location.

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