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Don’t Be Duped by the Latest "Universal Basic Income" Scheme

Blog03/07/2019

Keynes once suggested that "the Government should have people dig up holes and then fill them up.” The UBI is the same thing, but we just skip the digging.

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Don't Blame Capitalism for the Decline of the Extended Family

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog02/12/2019

People are not economic automatons who necessarily arrange their families in ways that advertisers and employers want them to.

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Democratic Socialism and Regular Socialism Have the Same Goal

Political Theory

Blog01/29/2019

The socialists recognized the many material benefits offered by capitalism. Their mistake was thinking that total equality could be achieved as well.

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Decentralization Is the Solution to the Government Shutdown

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/18/2019

Not everything needs to turn into a nationwide systemic problem when the federal government is a political mess. We ought to decentralize now to limit the damage the feds can do.

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Daniel Lacalle on the Central Bank Tightrope

The FedFinancial Markets

12/28/2018Audio/Video
Daniel Lacalle and Jeff Deist discuss the absurd reactions to the Fed's tiny interest rate hikes.
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Dave Smith on Trump's Christmas Surprise in Syria and Afghanistan

Media and CultureStrategy

12/21/2018Audio/Video
Dave Smith and Jeff Deist discuss the astounding news from Trump about reducing troops in Syria and Afghanistan, and the growing push-back against neoconservative foreign policy from ordinary Americans.
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