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No, Red State Economies Don't Depend on a "Gravy Train" from Blue States

U.S. Economy


Opponents of "national divorce" like to claim that red states would be broke without a flood of money from wealthier, productive blue states. It's not true.

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Notes from the Digital Gulag

Bureaucracy and RegulationMedia and CulturePolitics


Remember those dystopian futuristic films in which the evil people try to electronically erase the heroes? Social media companies are trying to recreate that scenario.

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No Surprise: Wall Street Wants to Raise the Target Inflation Rate above 2 Percent

Money and BanksU.S. Economy


Twenty-six years ago, the debate was over whether or not the target inflation rate should be raised from zero to 2 percent. Now we're being told it should be 4 or 6 percent.

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Nationality and Statelessness: The Kuwaiti Bidoon

AntipoliticsDecentralization and Secession


All too often, people equate their nationality with a particular state. Yet, as Mises noted, nationality does not depend at all upon a formal entity tied to a government.

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Niebuhr, My God, to Thee

Free MarketsSocialismWar and Foreign Policy


Lutheran theologian Reinhold Niebuhr attracted numerous followers in postwar America in part because of his attacks on the free market. Perhaps he should have read Mises.

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No, Ordinary Russians Are Not Responsible for the Crimes of the Russian Regime

World History


In wartime, politicians frequently attempt to claim that all the citizens of foreign states are guilty of all the crimes their regimes commit. This is a modern invention, and a barbaric one.

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New York City Subways: The Woes of Socialist Enterprises

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationSocialism


New York City’s subways have become a nightmare, with rampant crime, delays, derailments, and poorly capitalized. This is a gift from "backdoor socialism."

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Nine Ways Debt and Deficit Spending Severely Harm African Societies

Free MarketsKeynesSocialism


Keynesian economics is a scourge to any nation that tries it, and African countries are no exception.

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