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Four Agencies to Abolish along with the Dept. of Education

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog02/23/2017
Cabinet-level departments enjoy more political prestige than other agencies. Getting rid of them is first step in cutting back federal spending.
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Five Reasons for Central Banks: Are They Any Good?

The FedMoney and Banking

Blog02/21/2017
No justification for central banks erases the fact that the central banks are creatures of power politics rather than economic reason.
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Federal Spending Grew More Under Bush and Reagan than Under Obama

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog02/10/2017
If the experience of Bush years is any indication, we should brace ourselves now for big increases in government spending.
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Free Market Economics and Crony Capitalism

Corporate WelfareFree MarketsWorld History

Blog01/13/2017

Does not big business wrap itself in the mantle of free markets? If so, are not exponents of free markets supporting crony capitalism?

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Feds to Ban Leaf Used in Herbal Teas

HealthLegal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog09/26/2016

The US government will outlaw yet another plant that has long been used for herbal remedies, magically transforming users into criminals overnight.

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FBI: US Homicide Rate at 51-Year Low

Media and CultureCalculation and KnowledgeInterventionism

Blog06/15/2016

The American public is "unaware" that the homicide rate in the United States has fallen by 49 percent over the past twenty years.

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