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The Italian City-Republics Were the Manhattan of the Twelfth Century

DemocracyEconomic FreedomWorld History

Blog01/17/2023

The move from feudalism to the relatively free capitalist societies occurred slowly, beginning with the emergence of the city-states in Italy in Medieval Europe.

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The Politicization of Procreation: The Ultimate in "the Personal Is Political"

PoliticsProgressivism

Blog01/16/2023

Gloria Steinem declared, "The personal is political." Today, politics has reached into family life and even procreation itself, an unhappy trend for unhappy people.

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The Fed Is a Purely Political Institution, and It's Definitely Not a Bank.

Money and Banks

Blog01/16/2023

The Federal Reserve is no more "private" than the Environmental Protection Agency, and through its special government status, the Fed inflicts many economic crimes on regular people. 

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The Government Throws Money at Heart Disease, but Prevention Is Better than Cure

Bureaucracy and RegulationPolitics

Blog01/14/2023

Americans spend billions of dollars on treating heart disease. Prevention is cheaper, but thanks to perverse government incentives, preventing heart disease takes a backseat to medical spending.

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The Chimera of a Postpandemic Postwar Return to Monetary Normal

The FedInflationMonetary Policy

Blog01/12/2023

Government and monetary authorities claim that the worst of the postcovid lockdown disruptions are past and a "return to normal" is just around the corner. It will be a very long corner.

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The Great Depression's Patsy

Booms and BustsKeynesMonetary PolicyGold Standard

Blog01/12/2023

Poplular history says that massive government spending—made possible by ending the gold standard—ended the Great Depression. As usual, popular history is wrong.

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The Constitution Failed. It Secured Neither Peace nor Freedom.

U.S. History

Blog01/10/2023

The constitution has not protected our natural rights, nor did it prevent the US from becoming a blood-soaked failed state a mere 73 years after the constitution was ratified. 

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The Senator Who Didn’t Know (but Thought She Did)

Big GovernmentMoney and Banks

Blog01/10/2023

Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to subject cryptocurrency to federal money-laundering laws and other regulations. She fails to understand how that system works.

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