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Secession's Opponents Embrace Colonialism and "Enlightened" Central Governments

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog01/31/2024

Opponents of secession use a moral doctrine which justifies regimes' denial of the right of self-determination. These de facto colonialists tell us separatists are too backward and immoral to be allowed to govern themselves. 

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Biden’s Absurd New Economic Messaging Strategy

Corporate WelfareCronyism and CorporatismPoliticsTaxes and Spending

Blog01/31/2024

The president wants to appear as a “scourge” of the ultrawealthy. But he has only been a scourge of the productive wealthy while remaining a dear ally of unproductive cronies.

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What is Money? Who Controls Money?

Big GovernmentThe FedMonetary PolicyU.S. History

Blog01/30/2024

While the ruling classes insist that money is whatever the government says it is, historically money has been gold. That has not changed even in the age of debased currency.

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Contra Krugman, Policies of Countering Unemployment Are Costly

Big GovernmentEconomic PolicyUnemployment

Blog01/30/2024

Paul Krugman and other Keynesians believe that since workers are unemployed during a recession, government spending to employ them is costless. Instead of creating wealth, these make-work schemes destroy it.

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US Foreign Policy Is a Far Cry from the Founders Intent

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog01/29/2024

The founders of the United States warned against getting entangled in foreign wars. Unfortunately, political elites today seek to expand the US empire, leaving death and destruction in their path.

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Washington’s Planned Theft of Credit Card Benefits

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog01/29/2024

Congressional Democrats are trying to intervene in a complex and varied market they know little about but that consumers navigate without need of help. This will not end well.

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Legacies of Injustice and Racial Inequality

Property RightsInterventionismPrivate Property

Blog01/27/2024

Progressives argue that free markets stand in the way of economic and racial equality. In fact, free markets are the only vehicle that can help make people more equal.

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The United States Is a Colonial Empire, and an Extremely Successful One

World History

Blog01/27/2024

What is different about the US's empire is that it has been fabulously successful. It is so successful, in fact, that the territories that used to be obvious colonies have ceased to have any distinct political identity. 

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