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The Great Barrington Declaration: A Few Words of Caution

Big GovernmentHealthPolitical Theory

Blog10/14/2020

Although the recommendations of the Great Barrington Declaration would be an improvement over the status quo, the declaration grants far too much power to the state to act in pursuit of an alleged "common good."

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The Second Act Will Be Worse Than the First: Lockdowns Are Not the Answer

HealthMedia and Culture

Blog10/08/2020

Given the overt hostility that progressives have toward private enterprise in the first place, politicians will take shutdown-caused shortages and empty shelves as “proof” that private enterprise has failed.

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Carter vs. Reagan: The Last Semi-Intelligent Presidential Race

Free MarketsU.S. History

Blog09/23/2020

Jimmy Carter doesn't get credit for his deregulation efforts, but his initiatives probably were as significant a boost to the economy as any president has accomplished since 1980.

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Why They Want to Destroy Julian Assange

Legal SystemThe Police StatePolitical Theory

Blog09/21/2020

The trial of Julian Assange will have consequences that are far larger than the man himself. Whatever will be Assange's future, he is already one more martyr in the historic struggle for political freedom from which everyone can take inspiration.

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1920: The Crash That Cured Itself

Booms and BustsU.S. History

Blog09/16/2020

The “forgotten depression” can still teach us important lessons: that the interventionist and spendthrift state is often more part of the problem than it is of the solution.

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How Germany's Lockdowns Have Fostered Resentment and Violence among the Nation's Youth

Legal SystemMedia and CultureThe Police State

Blog08/29/2020

The economic and social damage done by lockdowns in Germany has fallen largely on the young, especially as older workers hold most of the secure and lucrative government jobs.

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Political Self-Determination and the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Decentralization and SecessionWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/04/2020

For the foreseeable future, war between Armenia and Azerbaijan will be on the table, occasionally turning hot, just as it has in the last weeks. This conflict has no peaceful solution possible other than the one offered by Ludwig von Mises.

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Antonio Gramsci: The Greatest Political Strategist in History

Media and CultureSocialism

Blog07/22/2020

Many libertarians, like Marx, are focused on economic freedom as the means to deliver liberty for all. Gramsci knew better, and he offers a lesson for libertarians who believe that broader cultural questions beyond the nonaggression principle are irrelevant for liberty.

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