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Abolishing Meritocracy Will Require a Whole Lot of Government Intervention

Book ReviewsProgressivismSocialism

Blog09/22/2020

If you think that it up to people themselves to decide whom they wish to associate with, I am afraid that in Sandel's mind, you are an elitist guilty of hubris.

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Alexander Hamilton: Centralist and Nationalist

Big GovernmentU.S. History

Blog09/18/2020

If you like high taxes, crony capitalism, central banking, and a central authority that can regulate everything you do, thank Alexander Hamilton.

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As Kenosha and Minneapolis Burn, Millions of Americans Buy Guns

Big GovernmentThe Police State

Blog09/01/2020

The foundational assumption behind the gun control narrative is that only government law enforcement agencies should have guns and that we should trust police to keep us "safe." That narrative is failing.

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America's Private Militias of the Nineteenth Century

Blog08/31/2020

In the nineteenth century, countless American cities and towns sanctioned local, self-funded, self-governing private militias that became an everyday part of the social fabric.

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America's Riots Are Just the Latest Version of Marxist "Syndicalism"

SocialismStrategyThe Police State

Blog08/29/2020

Syndicalism is direct violent action against the institutions of capitalism, such as security forces, and especially property owned by businesses. This approach is often adopted by Marxists, socialists, and fascists as a means of gaining power.

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A Poor Understanding of Monetary Theory Leads to Disastrous Government Policies

Booms and BustsInflationTaxes and Spending

Blog08/22/2020

Since government creates nothing itself, all interventions are nothing more than transfers of wealth for the benefit of some and the destruction of wealth for everyone else.

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As the Bubble Slowly Pops, the Economic Chain Reaction Is Now in Progress

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsPrice Controls

Blog08/18/2020

Our high levels of malinvestment mean that negative interest rates will not have the steroidal effect that's hoped for. But they will deliver another few years of subpar debt-fueled economic activity.

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A Brief History of the Gold Standard, with a Focus on the United States

Global EconomyU.S. HistoryGold Standard

Blog08/14/2020

Arguments over the gold standard are not merely technical disagreements. Rather, the gold standard often serves as a proxy for “sound money,” which was a central element in the classical liberal tradition of limiting government’s ability to wreak havoc on society.

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