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Decentralization Is a Step toward Self-Determination

Decentralization and Secession

Blog03/26/2021

Ludwig von Mises understood that locally based governance "follows necessarily from the principle of the rights of man.” And it's why Rothbard supported secession and local governance right down to the most local level possible. 

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Why Beijing Wants a Digital Yuan

World History

Blog03/26/2021

The Chinese regime hopes it can use a digital yuan to challenge the supremacy of the US dollar. That brings a host of geopolitical advantages, as well. 

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This NYTimes Writer Thinks Too Much "Small Government" Caused the Covid Crisis

U.S. History

Blog03/26/2021

After the economic disaster created by the lockdowns, media chattering heads still have the gall to claim that too little government and spending caused the crisis.

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Homicides Are Way Up in 2020, and Covid Lockdowns Are a Likely Cause

Legal System

Blog03/25/2021

If we’re going to ask ourselves what might have caused such an unusually large rise in homicide, we ought to look for very unusual events. Covid lockdowns certainly fit the bill. 

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Economic Prosperity Is a Prerequisite for All Other Kinds of Prosperity

Philosophy

Blog03/25/2021

Both Ludwig von Mises and Abraham Maslow understood that unless we first secure the benefits of economic progress, it becomes impossible to pursue higher human wants and needs.

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If Deficits Don't Matter, Why Bother with Taxes?

Taxes and Spending

Blog03/25/2021

If deficits don't matter, why bother with taxes? The regime has the answer: taxes are important for punishing people we don't like, rewarding our friends, and for maintaining control over the public. 

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The Opportunity of a Lifetime

Are you smart, have a hunger to succeed, have a finance education, have a desire to work in finance, employ common sense, have high EQ, are an abstract thinker, believe in American exceptionalism, and willing to work long hours? You might be the one.

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The Border Crisis Is the Latest Example of Government "Efficiency"

Bureaucracy and RegulationTaxes and Spending

Blog03/24/2021

Government revenues are outpacing population growth, yet government agencies can’t seem to carry out even the most basic functions. The solution? More tax revenue and bigger budgets! 

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