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The Failures of Federal Race-Based Paternalism

ProgressivismU.S. History

Blog09/03/2020

While the Left believes itself to be the friend of the downtrodden, the fact is that the Left supports policies that hinder countless Americans of all backgrounds in attaining economic success for themselves and their families. 

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It’s Not "Just Property": How Looting Destroys Lives and Low-Income Neighborhoods

Blog09/02/2020

Advocates for looting are now claiming that looting doesn't really hurt anybody but evil corporations. In truth, looting is a disaster for many families, business owners, and the neighborhoods themselves.

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Industrialization and Free Trade Are the Way out of Poverty

Economic FreedomPovertyWorld History

Blog09/02/2020

Far from being a tool of "exploitation," industrialization and free trade are proven strategies to bring higher standards of living to the developing world.

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As Kenosha and Minneapolis Burn, Millions of Americans Buy Guns

Big GovernmentThe Police State

Blog09/01/2020

The foundational assumption behind the gun control narrative is that only government law enforcement agencies should have guns and that we should trust police to keep us "safe." That narrative is failing.

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The True Costs of Zombie Companies and Easy Money

Blog08/31/2020

Zombie companies spawned by ultralow interest rates are not merely inefficient. They truly make us poorer.

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America's Private Militias of the Nineteenth Century

Blog08/31/2020

In the nineteenth century, countless American cities and towns sanctioned local, self-funded, self-governing private militias that became an everyday part of the social fabric.

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Colonial Exploitation Did Not Fuel the West's Economic Development

PovertyWorld History

Blog08/29/2020

The West did not need resources from "Third World" colonies to attain economic development. In fact, colonialism was a result of the West's development, and not its cause.

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Mises on Syndicalism

SocialismCalculation and Knowledge

Blog08/27/2020

Syndicalism is a method of attack by organized labor for the attainment of certain political ends. It requires widespread acts of destruction on "capitalist" institutions as a means of ushering in a socialist regime.

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