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Walter Bagehot and the Problem of the "Lender of Last Resort"

Money and Banks

Blog09/19/2019

James Grant's new book Bagehot: The Life and Times of the Greatest Victorian, reveals there we can still learn a lot from the world that existed before our modern era of central banking.

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We Don't Need Any More Big, Visionary Government

Blog03/22/2019

American politicians used to "think big." Americans nowadays seem to have lost their enthusiasm for that sort of thing. And that's a good thing. 

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What States Are Doing to Offer More Currency Competition

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog12/29/2018

The destruction of sound money over the past century stems from actions at the federal level, but there are steps which states can take — and even have already taken — to move toward sound money.

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What the Fake History of Guns Can Teach Us

Blog12/07/2018

The academic trends in recent decades demonstrate just how far academia has fallen (or, alternatively, how bad it has always been) when it comes to fashionable political agendas.

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What's Next for Brazil's "New Right"?

Blog12/03/2018

Brazil's new president has made many statements favorable to many pro-market reforms. But will he focus on economic reforms or the social conservatism favored by many of his supporters?

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We Must Have Kentucky

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

10/03/2018Audio/Video
The Lincoln administration does everything it can to ensure that Kentucky is not taken over by secessionists.
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Why the Elites Prefer a Centralized Legal System

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog09/11/2018

In the early years of the United States, legal systems were far more localized and flexible. But elites preferred consistency over flexibility, and the rich could afford the more bureaucratic legal institutions that ordinary people could not. 

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What Is Cultural Marxism?

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog06/21/2018

Cultural Marxism is the philosophy that underlies today's trend toward crushing all dissenting opinions.

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