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The US’s Fantastical Foreign Policy: Sowing the Seeds of Failure

War and Foreign Policy

Blog10/11/2021

After 9/11, the security establishment was giddy about embarking on a global democratic crusade against any nation that did not submit to the US’s liberal hegemonic order.

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Why Today's Abusers of the Scientific Method Are So Dangerous

Philosophy

Blog10/11/2021

It is, ironically, antiscience to ever declare that science is settled. Since man is not omniscient, the future will forever remain unknown, and more data can always falsify current scientific laws.

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The 2021 Nobel Prize and the Trend of Economic Thinking

BiographiesCapitalismProtectionism and Free TradeTaxes and SpendingInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

Blog10/11/2021

The 2021 Nobel Prize in Economics has been awarded to Berkeley's David Card, MIT's Josh Angrist, and Stanford's Guido Imbens for their work on "natural experiments," a currently fashionable approach to estimating the causal impact of one economic variable on another. 

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Money Supply Growth in August Slows Again, Returning to "Normal" Levels

Money Supply

Blog10/11/2021

During August 2021, year-over-year (YOY) growth in the money supply was at 8.2 percent. That's down from July's rate of 8.9 percent, and down from the August 2020 rate of 37.5 percent. 

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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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