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What the Supreme Court Got Right In Its Indian Tribe Ruling

Blog07/11/2020

The Supreme Court this week limited a state government's control over what is supposed to be a sovereign Indian tribe. The next step lies in limiting federal control over the tribe also. 

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Other Reasons to Remove Wilson’s Name at Princeton

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/11/2020

There are at least four good reasons for removing Wilson’s name from Princeton buildings—racial bigotry, his embroiling the US in World War I, his founding of the Fed, and his enactment of the US income tax.

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You Don't Have to "Cultivate Poverty" to Pursue Truth, Contrary to Thoreau

CapitalismMedia and CultureU.S. History

Blog07/11/2020

Henry David Thoreau left behind many great admonitions. Alas, philosophical gems are not legal tender when rent is due.

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Equality Is Good—Believe It or Else

ProgressivismPovertyPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog07/10/2020

Ultimately, the case for equality doesn’t amount to more than “You must believe in equality—because you must!”

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Why Savings Are So Critical to Improving the Standard of Living

CapitalismProduction Theory

Blog07/10/2020

In order to produce capital goods, and hence more consumer goods, we must first forego current consumption. That is, we must save now to have more later.

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Money Supply Growth in May Again Surges to an All-Time High

Money Supply

Blog07/09/2020

During May 2020, year-over-year (YOY) growth in the money supply was at 29.80 percent. That's up from April's rate of 21.3 percent, and up from May 2019's rate of 2.15 percent.

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Why the EU Keeps Fighting Brexit

Decentralization and SecessionProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog07/09/2020

EU membership is a sort of bait-and-switch for states that were sold on membership as an opportunity to join a free trade bloc and a chance to participate in a more cooperative Europe.

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How the Left Uses "Public Health Crises" to Get What It Wants

Blog07/09/2020

"Public health crisis" is essentially a left-wing stock phrase at this point, as is reflected by the fact that the solutions proffered to the social ills in question are virtually always some sort of government regulation or income redistribution scheme.

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