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What are Capitalists Good For?

Blog08/24/2018

Few customers put much thought into just how much work the capitalist risks to bring products to market — without any guarantee the customer will buy anything at all.

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Why We Can't Ignore the "Militia" Clause of the Second Amendment

Decentralization and SecessionWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/22/2018

The Second Amendment is much more than a guarantee of private gun ownership. It was designed to decentralize and weaken the military establishment in the United States.

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Why the Quota System Is One of the Worst Ways of Regulating Immigration

Labor and WagesProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog08/15/2018

Historically, US immigration policy limited rejection and deportation to those deemed to be either criminals or incapable of supporting themselves economically. The modern quota system takes a far more arbitrary approach.

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When LBJ Assaulted a Fed Chairman

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog07/31/2018

Naturally, Fed chairmen claim they are never influenced by politicians who threaten them. But it would by naïve to take this at face value.

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Wages, Unemployment, and Inflation

Labor and WagesValue and Exchange

Blog06/29/2018

There is only one way that leads to an improvement of the standard of living for the wage-earning masses: an increase in the amount of capital invested.

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Why We Need Laura Ingalls Wilder and the Little House Books

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog06/25/2018

The books of Laura Ingalls Wilder show a more civilized and libertarian side of the American frontier.

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What's Behind Trump's Korea Agreement

Global EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog06/23/2018

Trump's Singapore Summit was really just a way for him to cede power in the region to the Koreas and to China. 

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Workplace Raids: A Big Problem with Immigration Enforcement

Bureaucracy and RegulationPrivate PropertyValue and Exchange

Blog06/08/2018

Workplace raids against employers of non-government-approved workers make a mockery of private property rights.

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