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Why Americans Would Benefit from a Government Default

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

Blog10/05/2021

With default we restore trillions to the private sector and permanently reduce government’s ability to hog the resources we need to maintain prosperity. 

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Why Businessmen Make Such Unimpressive Politicians

U.S. History

Blog10/05/2021

The fact a politician may have prior experience as a "savvy businessman" is irrelevant to the business of the state. States are nothing like private sector businesses, and business skills mean little. 

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The Fed (and Central Planning) Are Fueling Substance Abuse

World History

Blog10/05/2021

Many blame capitalism for inequality and the opioid crisis, but the system most associated with substance abuse is communism. But if inequality is the real problem, look no further than the Federal Reserve. 

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Without Lockdowns, Sweden Had Fewer Excess Deaths Than Most of Europe

Blog10/04/2021

Although the experts assured us Sweden would experience a disaster and a bloodbath without covid lockdowns, the Nordic nation has fared better than Europe on excess deaths. 

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Berliners in 2021 Want to Expropriate Private Housing

Blog10/04/2021

The Berlin “housing crisis” has, of course, many causes. But most, if not all of them, are government made. Unfortunately, however, people blame “capitalists” for their plight.

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How Fiat Money Made Beef More Expensive

Beef has become more expensive than pork. Could fiat money have driven resources toward pork-centered "factory farms" and away from less capital-intensive beef production?

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The Postpandemic World Is One of Widespread Dependence on Government

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog10/02/2021

The state is making people dependent on it, both as means for control and as an outcome of many policies intended to provide relief.

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Nord Stream 2: The Value of German-Russian Cooperation

War and Foreign Policy

Blog10/02/2021

Hopefully, increased interdependence and overlapping interests will help to shape a future of stability in Europe and continue the precious absence of another major war on the continent.

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