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Why Does Money Have Value? Not Because the Government Says It Does.

Money and Banks

Blog10/06/2021

Why do individuals desire to have money, which cannot be consumed and produces nothing? To provide an answer to this one must go back in time to establish how money emerged.

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Why Americans Would Benefit from a Government Default

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

Blog10/05/2021

With default we restore trillions to the private sector and permanently reduce government’s ability to hog the resources we need to maintain prosperity. 

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Why Businessmen Make Such Unimpressive Politicians

U.S. History

Blog10/05/2021

The fact a politician may have prior experience as a "savvy businessman" is irrelevant to the business of the state. States are nothing like private sector businesses, and business skills mean little. 

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Without Lockdowns, Sweden Had Fewer Excess Deaths Than Most of Europe

Blog10/04/2021

Although the experts assured us Sweden would experience a disaster and a bloodbath without covid lockdowns, the Nordic nation has fared better than Europe on excess deaths. 

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Why Everyone Should Read These Two Essays by Ludwig von Mises

Austrian Economics OverviewInterventionism

Blog09/27/2021

The public must come to a fuller understanding that without private property there is no liberty; that there is no safe middle of the road; and that we citizens are engaged in a constant struggle with government over how much of our own property, and of the fruits of our own labor, we will be...

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Why Bureaucrats Are Sitting on So Much Money-Losing Real Estate

U.S. Economy

Blog09/21/2021

The Feds are sitting on a huge pile of decaying buildings. A private business would sell these off, but this task is apparently too difficult for federal bureaucrats. 

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Why "Natural Immunity" Is a Political Problem for the Regime

Blog09/21/2021

When asked, "'I’ve recovered from covid, is it absolutely essential that I get vaccinated?' many public health officials have put aside the data and responded with a synchronized 'yes.'"

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Why the Federalists Hated the Bill of Rights

U.S. History

Blog09/20/2021

The Bill of Rights transformed the Constitution from one of supreme and total national power to a partially mixed polity where the liberal antinationalists at least had a fighting chance. 

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