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No, Hitler Was Not a Closet Capitalist

SocialismWorld History

Blog04/11/2022

Despite the Left's denials that Hitler was a socialist, a careful reading of his writings and speeches tells a different story. His sympathies lay with the workers, not the bourgeoisie.

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Heavy Sanctions against Russia Could Usher in a Wider Economic War

Global EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/09/2022

The sanctions against Russia have the potential to spiral into something much larger. Indeed, many governments are using the current conflict as an opportunity to further push "green energy," rearmament, and other big-spending schemes.

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If You Vote, You Have No Right to Complain

Anti-PoliticsDemocracy

Blog04/09/2022

After all the romanticizing about democracy and voting, in the end, we are still left with the sad fact that the worst always find their way to the top.

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The Fed Can't Fix the Economy, but It Can Break It

Booms and BustsCentral BanksThe FedInflationBusiness Cycles

Blog04/08/2022

Despite assurances from politicians and the media, the Federal Reserve System is not a collection of geniuses who stand guard against inflation and recession. Instead, think of the Fed policy makers as the Keystone Cops of central banking.

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Putnam on Objective Ethics in Economics

Economic FreedomLiberalismSubjectivism

Blog04/08/2022

While Hilary Putnam was not a friend of free-market economics and remained a socialist throughout his life, he made important contributions to the subject of ethics.

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Russia's Invasion of Ukraine Is Just the Latest Expression of Pan-Slavic Authoritarianism

DemocracyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/08/2022

Trying to understand the Russian invasion of Ukraine from the exclusive viewpoint of modern Western democracy is to ignore the long history of authoritarian leadership in Russia.

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Hazlitt, Hayek and How the Fed Made Itself into the World’s Biggest Savings & Loan

U.S. History

Blog04/07/2022

It is most helpful to think of the Fed and the Treasury as one thing—one combined government-financing operation whose financial statements should be consolidated.

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After More Than a Month of Fighting, Where Do Things Stand in the Russia-Ukraine War?

War and Foreign Policy

Blog04/07/2022

While the battlefield results are mixed, much of the action in the Russia-Ukraine war is happening beyond the warring countries.

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