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Government Malinvestment Is Endemic and Ceaușescu's Socialist Romania Excelled in It

SocialismThe Police State

Blog3 hours ago

The former Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu not only arrested and murdered political opponents but also misdirected vast sums of money toward socialist schemes that failed, leaving Romanians even worse off.

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We Are Not the Government, but America Is No Longer Anything More than the Government

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog8 hours ago

In this politicized age, being an American means little more than being subject to the federal government. Yet, as Rothbard noted, we are not "the government," but rather people who are part of like communities, which we should celebrate.

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Environmental and Political Elites Are Destroying Food Production for "Climate" Goals

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationGlobal Economy

Blog10/03/2022

In pursuing CO2 reductions like Captain Ahab chased Moby Dick, Western elites are destroying much of the world's agriculture base.

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When Class Identity Overpowers Other Identities: Some Lessons from Slavery

StrategyU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog10/03/2022

While identity politics based on race and gender dominate the political landscape, we forget that class interests can be a powerful tool to bring people together for a cause.

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To Limit the Reach of America's Stasi, the FBI, Vacate All FISA Rulings

The Police State

Blog10/01/2022

The FBI operates as an agency whose players know they are untouchable in the current regime. Vacating FISA rulings is one way to fight back.

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An Ancient Warning: Criminal Trespass Is the State’s Essential Feature

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog10/01/2022

The Bible the ancient Israelites were warned about the dangers of having a government that would tax them heavily and oppress them. They didn't listen.

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How the Policy of Price Stability Generates Greater Economic Instability

Booms and BustsThe FedInflation

Blog09/30/2022

The Fed claims 2 percent inflation promotes "price stability." However, that policy also causes the boom-and-bust cycle, which is anything but stable.

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Biggar Thy Neighbor

PaternalismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/30/2022

Is there a case for an American empire? Professor Nigel Biggar of Oxford University believes so, but David Gordon sets him straight.

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