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What Is Conservatism?

Blog09/24/2020

Although many Americans often conflate the two ideologies, conservatism and (classical) liberalism are historically quite distinct. Indeed, conservatism has long been explicitly hostile to both capitalism and classical liberalism.

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Slavery in the Asante Empire of West Africa

World History

Blog09/23/2020

The Asante (or Ashanti) Empire of West Africa is a reminder that slavery and political conquest are not at all unique to Europeans.

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In August, Money Supply Growth Hit a Record High for the Fifth Month in a Row

Money Supply

Blog09/21/2020

During August 2020, year-over-year (YOY) growth in the money supply was at 37.56 percent. That's up from July's rate of 36.92 percent, and up from August 2019's rate of 1.86 percent.

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Inflation: Its Effects and Failures

Inflation

Blog09/21/2020

Inflation, the issue of additional paper money, and credit expansion are always intentional; they are never acts of God which strike people, like an earthquake.

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Military Generals Are Just Another Group of Self-Interested Technocrats

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/21/2020

In recent decades, active generals and retired generals have grown into a group of politically influential technocrats who are regularly feted in the media as incorruptible experts.

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The Gender Feminist–New Left–Marxist Axis Attacks All Civil Society

ProgressivismSocialismPolitical Theory

Blog09/19/2020

Gender feminism, the New Left, and Marxism all share an anticapitalist stance and the framework of class struggle. The difference is that gender feminism, the New Left, and their ideological heir have redefined the antagonists.

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If the Election Produces No Clear Winner, the Military Is Definitely Not the Answer

Blog09/18/2020

The disputed election of 1876 could have led to another civil war. Fortunately, civilian institutions intervened to create a compromise, and the military was kept out of it.

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Riots Only Help Fuel Urban Impoverishment

Blog09/18/2020

Riots (unlike peaceful protests) are economically disastrous for inner cities. They also tend to create blowback against the people the riots claim to be defending.

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