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1789: The Electoral College Meets for the First Time

U.S. History

Blog8 hours ago

The Federalists further solidified their victory with the selection of the vice president in the electoral college. They double-crossed John Hancock, instead choosing John Adams who wanted maximum power for the new executive branch. 

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Recession and Recovery: W.H. Hutt’s View

Booms and Busts

Blog11 hours ago

What happens during a depression? Should we expect it to end, or can an economy remain stuck at the bottom?

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Private Investment Is the Answer to Declining Postindustrial Towns

Free MarketsProperty RightsU.S. History

Blog07/29/2021

Many people want the state to take the lead in revitalizing run-down towns. How does this make sense, when it is private industry that conceived these towns in the first place?

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Cuba: The Dictatorship and the "Blockade" Lie

World History

Blog07/28/2021

All the propaganda that whitewashes the Cuban dictatorship is based on two lies: the nonexistent “blockade” and the allegedly excellent “public health.”

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Shrinkflation, Inflation’s Sneaky Cousin, Is on the Rise

Inflation

Blog07/28/2021

We've all hear the reports of inflation by now, but what about the shrinkflation going on?

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The Jan. 6th Show Trials Threaten All of Us

World History

Blog07/28/2021

Worse than this miscarriage of justice is the despicable attempt by the prosecutor in the case to label Hodgkins – who has no criminal record and was accused of no violent crime – a “terrorist.”

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Why Friedman Was Wrong about Booms and Busts

Blog07/27/2021

Central banks are in a loop of repeatedly intervening to "fix" the problems caused by earlier central-bank interventions. The result will only  be recurring busts.

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Why Progressives Will Never Accept Market-Based Medical Care

Health

Blog07/27/2021

Even during their most bloody and repressive years, progressives praised Mao's China, Cuba, and the USSR, because they offered "free" healthcare. Progressives are simply uninterested in any argument in favor of private healthcare. 

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