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Is Kamala Harris a 21st-Century Woodrow Wilson?

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog09/04/2020

The original American progressive movement was split into two groups: the corporatists and the socialists. Woodrow Wilson was able to work with both. In Kamala Harris, he may have an heir.

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It's Time for a Geopolitical Reset

Blog08/28/2020

America's unipolar moment is over, and it's time to exercise restraint rather than indulge in endless fantasies about regime change and American-led "global democracy."

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How Fear and Uncertainty Drives Demand for Gold

InflationFinancial Markets

Blog08/19/2020

Demand for gold tends to increase as faith in government and government intervention in the economy declines.

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The Founding Fathers' Coup d'État

Blog08/08/2020

It is quite certain that dissatisfaction with the old Articles was not general, for when the new order was implemented in 1789, it was effected with great difficulty and only through methods both unscrupulous and dishonourable.

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Japan's Executive Pay Gap

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog08/01/2020

The highly regulated, protectionist Japanese economy, and an overall collectivist culture, leaves little room for flexibility in executive pay. This makes Japanese businesses less competitive, and work life more miserable.

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From a Confederation to a National Government: Rothbard on the Early Republic

Citing Luther Martin, Rothbard writes, "the American Constitution was a grave betrayal of the idea of natural rights set forth in the Declaration of Independence."

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Why Bolivia Needs to Decentralize

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog07/14/2020

Decentralization is perhaps the way for Bolivia to avoid the preventable evils of repeated coups and ethnic strife that have ensnared it since day one.

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Covid Lockdowns Crippled the Division of Labor, Setting the Stage for Civil Unrest

InterventionismPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog06/20/2020

The division of labor promotes peaceful exchange and continues peace. But this can all break down when governments intervene to prevent peaceful interaction and when government incompetence promotes violence.

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