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How the State Destroys Families

ProgressivismSocialismTaxes and Spending

Blog8 hours ago

Family policy has become an important area of ​​state growth in recent years. In the past, various state interventions served to protect the family (tax privileges, child benefits, etc.), but today’s politics are almost exclusively harmful to the family.

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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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How Central Banks Destroy Money's Purchasing Power

Central BanksInflation

Blog07/09/2020

Without a monopolist central bank, market forces would restrain the issuance of bank notes. But once central banks monopolize money creation, wealth is systematically transferred to the central bank and the privileged few who are favored by the state.

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How Government Regulations Make Housing Unaffordable

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsPoverty

The story of how housing became so unaffordable for so many is a tragic one. But this is a story of our own making, thanks to decades of misguided government regulations.

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How the Left Exploits Antiracism to Attack Capitalism

U.S. History

Blog07/07/2020

The forces of anticapitalism have long latched on to whatever best suits them for pushing their agenda. Whatever the latest injustice may be—from a polluted environment to poverty to racism—the solution is always the end of capitalism.

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How Historians Changed the Meaning of "Liberalism"

Political Theory

Blog07/02/2020

Liberalism was the most popular and influential ideology during the nineteenth and early twentieth century. So, every new socialist and authoritarian movement defined itself as "liberal" to capitalize on liberalism's popularity and importance.

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How the Monopoly Power of Police Agencies Encourages Abuse

StrategyThe Police State

Blog06/22/2020

Whether or not race is a factor, the monopoly power enjoyed by police agencies (and other government agencies) creates the conditions likely to lead to more abuse of power.

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