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No, the American Republic Was Not Founded on Slavery

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog46 min ago

The fact that some Americans supported slavery in the eighteenth century is not at all remarkable. Most of the world agreed with them. What is remarkable is that many of them sought to abolish slavery in the new republic.

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Why the Economy Isn't Controlled by One Big Corporation

SocialismCalculation and KnowledgeMonopoly and Competition

Blog10/27/2020

Why don't corporations just get bigger and bigger until they take over the whole economy? Unlike states, firms aren't necessarily better off as they get bigger.

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Trump's Executive Order on Race and Sex Lessens the Political Madness Thrown at Men

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog10/27/2020

People object to government involvement in issues of discrimination, and justly so, but government is already involved to the hilt, and Trump's Executive Order on Race and Sex Stereotyping seeks to take several steps back.

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How to Limit Social Media's Power without Growing Government

Blog10/27/2020

Doing what we can to help narrow Section 230 immunities back to a free speech interpretation could solve this while actually reducing government involvement in speech.

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Money Supply vs. Liquidity. What's the Difference?

Monetary Theory

Blog10/27/2020

Changes in money supply and liquidity are not the same thing.

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Ron Paul: Wisdom from a Master

Booms and BustsStrategyU.S. History

America today confronts an unprecedented crisis. Our economy is collapsing, and the fake coronavirus “epidemic,” with its draconian restrictions, is destroying our liberty. What can we do?

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On Foreign Policy, Trump Is Still the Lesser Evil

War and Foreign Policy

Blog10/26/2020

The Democrats, Liz Cheney, and the Never Trumpers still want endless wars, and they hate Trump's apparent lack of enthusiasm for embracing their dreams of empire.

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Why There is No Such Thing as an Exploitative Monopoly in a Free Market

Cronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free TradeMonopoly and Competition

Blog10/26/2020

What's a telltale sign of economic illiteracy? I'm starting to believe the worst is the claim that markets lead to monopoly and the accumulation of wealth in a few hands.

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