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Why Cause-of-Death Stats Aren't as Reliable as the CDC Wants You to Think

U.S. History

Blog05/25/2021

Like any other piece of aggregate government data, cause-of-death data is used to justify new government interventions and policies. But there are good reasons to suspect there are many problems in compiling and auditing this data.

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The Bogus January 6 Commission Poses a Real Threat to Freedom

U.S. History

Blog05/25/2021

Biden and congressional Democrats are seeking to turbocharge their push for a new domestic terrorism law to permit widespread federal crackdowns on their opponents. Any rigged commission would likely pour gasoline on a fire that could singe far more American rights and liberties.

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China's New Pandemic: A Bond Default Crisis

Blog05/25/2021

As the world’s second-largest economy attempts to return to its precrisis glory days, Beijing could potentially deal with a new pandemic that could have a sweeping effect on financial markets at home and abroad: a bond default crisis.

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Public Debt Got a Lot Worse from the Great Recession to the Great Lockdown

Taxes and Spending

Debt accumulation was already unsustainable prior to 2020, but the Great Lockdown has triggered an explosive increase. It may soon be reaching a point of no return for the world's major economies.

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What Igbo Culture Teaches Us about Capitalism

World History

Blog05/24/2021

The Igbo ethnic group in Africa is known for entrepreneurship, economic success, and a high degree of individualism. The group's cultural background can help us understand how culture and capitalism reinforce each other. 

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Mises on Nationalism, Colonialism, and the Right of Self-Determination

World History

Blog05/22/2021

Mises argues that the nation has a fundamental and relatively permanent being independent of the transient state (or states) which may govern it at any given time. Thus he refers to the nation as “an organic entity [which] can be neither increased nor reduced by changes in states.”

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Biden's Jobs Plan: More Government Jobs Won't Fix the Economy

Taxes and Spending

Blog05/22/2021

Government jobs may help reduce the official unemployment rate, but they actually damage the economy. After all, most government workers are employed in the business of redistributing wealth and regulating private property. 

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Monetary and Fiscal "Stimulus" Is Undermining the Global Recovery

Booms and Busts

Blog05/22/2021

Today’s calls for a plethora of new government stimulus polices to usher in a "recovery" will only cripple efforts by investors and entrepreneurs to get the global economy back on track. 

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