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Embrace Unilateral Free Trade with the UK — Right Now

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog12/13/2019

Americans ought to begin thinking of trade between the US and the UK as something comparable to trade between California and Idaho.

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The Silicon Valley Gulag

Big GovernmentBook ReviewsU.S. History

Blog12/12/2019

In his new book Google Archipelago, Rectenwald asserts the Google Archipelago re-upping of Marx is not only practically Marxist, but conceptually and structurally so.

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A History of Inflationary Money: From 1844 to Nixon

Booms and BustsGlobal EconomyBusiness CyclesMoney Supply

Blog12/11/2019

It is a huge mistake to call the repeating cycle of boom and bust a business cycle. That name implies the bust is the failure of markets and capitalism. But it is really due to monetary and credit inflation licensed and promoted by governments and central banks.

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Artwork Made from Old Bananas Shows Value Is Subjective

The $120,000 price tag on that artwork involving a banana taped to a wall had almost zero to do with the amount of labor or materials that went into it. Its value was based on subjective valuations specific to certain buyers.

12/11/2019Power & Market
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How the Soviets Replaced Christmas with a Socialist Winter Holiday

Father Frost (the Soviet Santa Claus) asks: "To whom do we owe all the good things in our socialist society?,” to which, it is said, the children chorus the reply, "Stalin."

12/10/2019Power & Market
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When the Communists Abolished the Weekend

Labor and WagesWorld History

Blog12/09/2019

By abolishing the weekend, the Soviets were in one move able to strike a blow against both families and religious institutions. All that was left was the state — and state-mandated labor.

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How California's Government Plans to Make Wildfires Even Worse

The EnvironmentU.S. History

Blog12/07/2019

The State of California is now forcing insurance companies to cover homeowners who put their houses in some of the most fire-prone areas. What could go wrong?

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The Communism of Broadway and Hollywood

Media and CultureSocialism

Blog12/06/2019

It is noteworthy to remember that no other American milieu was more enthusiastic in the endorsement of communism than that of Hollywood.

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