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Thanks to Lockdowns, American Big Cities May Not Be Worth the Trouble Anymore

Media and CultureU.S. History


Without the culture, the life, the hum, and the energy of the city, without the shopping and walks, the theater or a ball game, city life now has all of the costs and none of the comforts.

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The Wisdom of Walter Williams


"My definition of social justice: I keep what I earn and you keep what you earn. Do you disagree?...how much of what I earn belongs to you—and why?"

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The Right to Own a Gun Isn't Just for Americans


Private firearms ownership decentralizes coercive power, transferring some of it from the state to the private individual. Naturally, political regimes oppose this. But even many non-Americans embrace private arms. 

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Taxation and Forced Labor


Not only is taxation theft, but by taking away part of the money you earn, the government is forcing you to work for it.

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Those Who Fear Disease Most Are Most Likely to Prefer Authoritarian Regimes

HealthPolitical Theory


Researchers have suggested for years that "pathogen prevalence" can be used to predict the public's embrace of despotism.

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The Impossibility of "Taxation with Representation"

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory


The slogan "taxation without representation" implies that taxation with representation is both possible and moral. But the idea of political representation is fraught with errors.

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The Evil of American Exceptionalism


According to Anne Applebaum, those who deny American “exceptionalism,” that is to say, global crusading for “democracy,” are dangerous extremists.

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The United Nations and the Origins of "The Great Reset"

Big Government


The United Nations has been the key institution in setting the stage for a global "Great Reset" devoted to global management of human society and of markets. 

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