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If the Election Produces No Clear Winner, the Military Is Definitely Not the Answer

Blog09/18/2020

The disputed election of 1876 could have led to another civil war. Fortunately, civilian institutions intervened to create a compromise, and the military was kept out of it.

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It's Far Too Late to Think Lockdowns Can Make Covid-19 Go Away

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog09/12/2020

Far from stopping the spread of covid-19, lockdowns, only push deaths into the future. Unless a vaccine is imminent or a 100 percent total lockdown is imposed, lockdown won't cause big reductions in total deaths.

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It’s Not "Just Property": How Looting Destroys Lives and Low-Income Neighborhoods

Blog09/02/2020

Advocates for looting are now claiming that looting doesn't really hurt anybody but evil corporations. In truth, looting is a disaster for many families, business owners, and the neighborhoods themselves.

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Industrialization and Free Trade Are the Way out of Poverty

Economic FreedomPovertyWorld History

Blog09/02/2020

Far from being a tool of "exploitation," industrialization and free trade are proven strategies to bring higher standards of living to the developing world.

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In July, Money Supply Growth Hit a New High for the Fourth Month in a Row

Money Supply

Blog08/26/2020

During July 2020, year-over-year (YOY) growth in the money supply was at 36.9 percent. That's up from June's rate of 34.4 percent, and up from July 2019's rate of 2.21 percent.

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Inflation: This Time Is Different

Inflation

Blog07/18/2020

There's more saving and less spending. This would bring deflation, but there's a catch: we're making less stuff, which means more money chasing fewer goods.

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In Bid to Extend Lockdowns, Leftist Governors Embrace "States' Rights"

U.S. History

Blog04/16/2020

In an effort to defy Donald Trump, Andrew Cuomo, NBC, and CBS have suddenly embraced what they have long hated: state sovereignty and the extensive decentralization mandated by the Tenth Amendment.

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In March, US Deaths from COVID-19 Totaled Less Than 2 Percent of All Deaths

Health

Blog04/06/2020

How much must total mortality increase to justify a global suspension of commerce and the rule of law? One percent? Ten percent? And what if overall mortality doesn't even go up?

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