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Age-Adjusted Mortality Is at 2004 Levels. Yet They Tell Us Covid Is Worse Than the 1918 Flu.

U.S. History

Blog10/09/2021

It is important to get some much-needed context when examining a disease which is being used to justify unprecedented increases in state power and violations of human rights.

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Biden Bizarrely Claims That Government Spending Is Costless

Blog10/09/2021

Biden's spending plan is presumed to be costless, because it will not increase the national debt and since it will be paid for by imposing $2.1 trillion of higher taxes on those designated as "rich."

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How Praxeology Helps Us Understand the Real World

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog10/08/2021

"Praxeology … does not deal in vague terms with human action in general, but with concrete action which a definite man has performed at a definite date and at a definite place."

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The Roots of the Afghanistan War

Blog10/08/2021

While the US was able to give the Soviets a bloody nose by pouring billions into the mujahideen, it’s undeniable the US created a Frankenstein's monster that ended up turning on its creator.

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The Afghan Scam

U.S. History

Blog10/07/2021

The Soviet military invasion was in no sense an arrogant drive for the conquest of all of southwest Asia. It was an act, not of strength, but of profound weakness. 

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"Shortages" Aren't Causing Inflation. Money Creation Is.

Money and Banks

Blog10/07/2021

The current surge in inflation is not due to a shortage of supply as central banks want us to believe. It is primarily due to soaring consumer demand fueled by monetary creation.

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Why Worrying about Everything Is Bad Foreign Policy

Blog10/07/2021

Overestimating foreign "threats" is a threat in itself. It invites wasteful spending while provoking "enemies" who would not have been rivals otherwise. John Mueller explains in his new book.

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It's Wrong to Draft Women. It's Also Wrong to Draft Men.

War and Foreign Policy

Blog10/06/2021

If fairness is a concern, there’s an easy way to achieve fairness on this issue: abolish the Selective Service for everybody. It’s as easy as that. It wouldn’t even cost a dime of taxpayer money. 

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