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Populism May Be on the Rise Again in Europe

Global Economy


Populist parties have yet to score definitive victories in either the US or in Europe. But these groups aren't going away, either. 

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Public Health Measures like Mask Mandates Lead to Unintended and Unpredictable Outcomes

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth


What works in a clinical setting may have totally different outcomes when applied as a matter of "public health." Indeed, one-size-fits-all public health measures can often lead to unintended and unwanted results. 

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Politics and Ideas

U.S. HistoryWorld History


In the United States, the two-party system of the old days is seemingly still preserved. But this is only a camouflage of the real situation. In fact, the political life of the United States is determined by the struggle and aspirations of pressure groups.

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Pennsylvania's Lockdown Rules Were Arbitrary, Inconsistent, and Political

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismPolitical Theory


Surprise! An audit of Pennsylvania's covid lockdowns reveals the process lacked any legal consistency or transparency. Yet Pennsylvania's health bureaucrats have used these arbitrary rules to crush the state's entrepreneurs. 

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Politics Won't Fix the American Decline



While it is popular and accurate to blame our societal elites for being inept, the truth is that these leaders, both political and cultural, are reflections of us. 

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Pietro Marcello’s Martin Eden: The Man versus the State

Media and Culture


The Italian film director Pietro Marcello brings us a film that visibly moves the needle toward individualism and against collectivism in all its various manifestations.

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Pelosi's "Mandate": What "Consent of the Governed" Really Means



What does "the consent of the governed" mean? In 2020, 53 percent of US residents either voted for someone other than Trump or Biden, or didn’t vote at all. It also means about 75 percent of the population did not vote for Biden. 

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Privacy, Power, Fiscal Policy, the Poor: Four Reasons to Worry about CBDCs

Central BanksMoney and Banks


Central bank digital currencies need to be centralized and manipulable to some extent in order to use them to implement monetary policy, which is central bankers' goal. This characteristic makes them a very risky proposition.

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