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Why Commies Hate Your Thanksgiving Dinner

Blog11/26/2020

In 1923 Lenin released a propaganda pamphlet titled “Down with the Private Kitchen.” It explained how private dinners with one's family are reactionary, bourgeois, and generally something requiring total destruction. 

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Was the Election Free and Fair? The American Foreign Policy Establishment Doesn't Care.

Blog11/25/2020

Regardless of how one feels about Donald Trump, anyone who values fair play, honesty, and the votes of legal voters should want thorough audits and investigations into the election process.

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Why the IMF Is Wrong about Liquidity Traps

Blog11/25/2020

As with seemingly everything else, the proposed answer to "liquidity traps" is loose monetary policy. In reality, the answer lies in encouraging savings and investment with sound money. 

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What the Covid Vaccine Hype Fails to Mention

Health

Blog11/24/2020

If there were a reduction in mortality from these vaccines, that information would be in the first paragraph of the announcement. But it's not there, which suggests the vaccines aren't as effective as claimed. 

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What Chile’s Vote to Change Its Constitution Means for Its Future

Economic FreedomWorld History

Blog11/23/2020

In recent decades, Chile set itself apart from the rest of Latin America with successful market reforms and a stable political system. Average Chileans prospered. But now that's all at risk. 

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Why We Need a Free Market in Money

InflationMoney and BanksGold Standard

Blog11/20/2020

A free market in money means real freedom to choose what money we use.  This may mean people turn to gold and silver. Or they may turn to crypto. What's important is that it's market-based money. 

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Why Legal Kratom May Face a Battle with Drug Companies

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog11/20/2020

In a classic "bootleggers and baptists" scenario, it looks like pharmaceutical companies are calling for greater regulation of kratom, which is viewed a potential competitor to patented drugs. 

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Why Is the Fed So Afraid of Judy Shelton?

Blog11/17/2020

A single vote on the Fed's policymaking committees wouldn't make any real difference. On the other hand, the Fed will brook no dissent from the official media and academic narrative. 

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