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Walter Berns and the Cult of "Patriotic" Sacrifice

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog07/17/2020

Berns thinks America has a fundamental problem: he believes not enough people in America are willing to sacrifice their lives to the state.

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Well-Intentioned Policies That Make Life More Expensive

Economic FreedomInterventionism

Blog07/15/2020

From rent to jobs, to marriage, government regulations are incessantly raising the cost of doing business. 

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Why Bolivia Needs to Decentralize

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog07/14/2020

Decentralization is perhaps the way for Bolivia to avoid the preventable evils of repeated coups and ethnic strife that have ensnared it since day one.

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What the Supreme Court Got Right in Its Indian Tribe Ruling

Decentralization and SecessionLegal System

Blog07/11/2020

The Supreme Court this week limited a state government's control over what is supposed to be a sovereign Indian tribe. The next step lies in limiting federal control over the tribe also. 

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Why Savings Are So Critical to Improving the Standard of Living

CapitalismProduction Theory

Blog07/10/2020

In order to produce capital goods, and hence more consumer goods, we must first forego current consumption. That is, we must save now to have more later.

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Why the EU Keeps Fighting Brexit

Decentralization and SecessionProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog07/09/2020

EU membership is a sort of bait-and-switch for states that were sold on membership as an opportunity to join a free trade bloc and a chance to participate in a more cooperative Europe.

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What Germany Must Do for a Speedy Recovery

Corporate WelfareEconomic FreedomTaxes and Spending

Blog07/07/2020

The German "stimulus" package does nothing to actually stimulate true economic growth. If German policymakers were smart, they'd be cutting taxes and spending, while abolishing regulations.

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Why Governments Hate Currency Competition

Blog07/01/2020

There are some reasons to be optimistic about the future of free market money. On the other hand, the world's governments will fight true currency competition every step of the way.

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