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Roosevelt’s Fraud at Yalta and the Mirage of the "Good War"

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog09/07/2020

The fact that Yalta can now clearly be seen to have been a betrayal is another reason to be wary when pundits and talk show hosts jump on the bandwagon for the next killing spree abroad

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Repealing Useless and Abusive Laws Might Do More Good Than "Defunding" the Police

Legal SystemStrategyThe Police State

Blog06/23/2020

"Defunding" the police isn't likely to actually lessen the control the state has over our lives. But repealing countless laws that give police far too much power would certainly help.

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Restitution-Based Criminal Justice in Japan

Legal System

Blog09/20/2019

What makes restitution work well in Japan is that private individuals and groups are much more responsible for controlling crime.

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Rent Control: A History of Failure

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog09/19/2019

Rent controls are a recipe for less housing, and unaffordable rents. At least for most people.

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Returns, Refunds, and Opportunity Cost

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog06/28/2019

A business owner who cannot understand why a customer is not happy — or even very disappointed — with getting a full refund for a faulty product has failed to grasp some very fundamental economic concepts.

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Render Unto Caesar: A Most Misunderstood New Testament Passage

World History

Blog07/03/2018

Jesus's instruction to "render unto Caesar" is an example of subtle sedition against the Roman state — and not a command to pay taxes.

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Rather than Paying Down Debt in Good Times, Spain Is Now Spending Even More

Blog06/27/2018

Now is the time for the Spanish government to reduce its massive debt. When the next recession hits, it will be too late.

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Rick Perry — and His Critics — Still Don't Understand Say's Law

Free MarketsProduction Theory

Blog07/10/2017
How do you do away with a “Law” that had been core to economists’ understanding of the market economy for 150 years? You misrepresent it.
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