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We Don't Believe You

PhilosophyPolitical Theory

Blog10 hours ago

Any political statement made today, by any politician or candidate, can be answered thus: "We don't believe you." 

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Thomas Piketty Wants to Bring Back Communism in the Guise of Democratic Socialism

Free MarketsSocialismCapital and Interest Theory

Blog08/11/2022

Thomas Piketty writes about equality and believes that reimposing communism in the West will achieve it. Mark Thornton disagrees.

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Africa Needs Conventional Fuels, Not Windmills and Solar Panels

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsProgressivism

Blog08/11/2022

Western elites are using Africa as their little laboratory for renewable energy schemes. Not surprisingly, these intitatives leave Africans in poverty and their economies in tatters.

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Low Interest Rates and High Taxes Won't Help against Inflation: The Economy Needs Savings and Real Investment

Central BanksHayekInflation

Blog08/10/2022

Now that inflation is the highest it has been in four decades, the monetary authorities are trying one trick after another. Only ending artificially low interest rates will help.

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The Attempt to Prosecute Donald Trump Is Unleashing More Than Our Political System Can Handle

AntipoliticsLegal SystemProgressivism

Blog08/10/2022

The recent raid on Donald Trump's Florida home is one more event in Democrats and Never Trumpers' never-ending attempt to have Trump arrested, convicted, and imprisoned. Our political classes are unleashing something that cannot be contained.

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Central Banks Have Been Hedging Rampant Regulation. Will This End Now?

Central BanksFinancial MarketsInflation

Blog08/10/2022

The latest bout of inflation has exposed how central banks around the world have used easy money policies to help cover for the economic drag created by the regulatory state.

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It Is Time to Put the Red Flag to Red-Flag Laws

ProgressivismThe Police State

Blog08/09/2022

Both progressives and conservatives are touting so-called red-flag laws as a means to prevent mass shootings. But many shootings already have occurred in states that have these laws.

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"Coup" Means Whatever the Regime Wants It to Mean

World History

Blog08/09/2022

If the situation were reversed and protestors had invaded the Capitol to support a left-wing candidate, we can be sure that the vocabulary used to describe the event would be quite different. 

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