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Economic FreedomPovertyTaxes and Spending
Between the regulation of business and penalties for rising income, anti-poverty policies in America make it so that many workers have no clear path to escape poverty.
Decentralization and SecessionWorld History
States seek to perpetuate themselves by seizing more control of capital and human beings. Size makes this easier. And every regime would become a mega-state like China or the US if it could.
History of the Austrian School of Economics
Margit von Mises wanted her husband to be remembered for his humanity as much as his wisdom.
The lack of state-to-state border controls has often served as an excuse to increase federal regulation of all states in the name of "uniform" laws. We've seen this with guns, drugs, alcohol, and migrants.
Decentralization and Secession
Efforts to abolish the US Senate because it's "undemocratic" employ a very crude and dangerous type of majoritarianism.
Decentralization and SecessionFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy
Last month's election gave Boris Johnson a strong majority in Parliament, but two economic wildcards could trip his new government up.
Price inflation is probably down in energy, food, and apparel. But asset price inflation in stocks and real estate is significant. This means high rents and high home prices for ordinary people.
Labor and WagesWorld History
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.