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The US Savings Bond Scam

InflationFinancial MarketsU.S. History

Blog11/14/2020

Remember savings bonds? They were popular before the central bank made sure that safe, low-interest investments became a thing of the past. 

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The Google Election

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismMedia and Culture

Blog11/13/2020

We are witnessing the governmentalization of private industry, the turning of supposedly private enterprises into state apparatuses, and the growth of the state through putatively private extensions of it.

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Our National Psychosis

Big GovernmentStrategy

Blog11/13/2020

"We’re already past any of these illusions about democracy or politics or constitutionalism. I would argue that we’ve reached the point where loving our country requires us to identify and begin to separate the various nations which are within it. I think there’s nothing more important today."

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Rothbard and the Problem of Rules

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog11/13/2020

It makes sense that individual ethics can vary within a natural law framework: the nonaggression principle isn't so much a rule to be applied as a norm to be followed. It's the foundation that makes life among other people possible.

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Both Theory and Praxis: Rothbard's Plan for Laissez-Faire Activism

Blog11/13/2020

It should be self-evident that a just and moral political regime can only exist in the long term if a sufficiently large number of people actually believe in it.

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Stop Confusing Money with Wealth

Cronyism and CorporatismInflationFinancial Markets

Blog11/13/2020

Useful goods and services, and the productive resources needed to create useful goods and services, are wealth. Money is not wealth, and creating more money without first creating wealth is a big problem. 

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Lockdowns Haven't Brought down Covid Mortality. But They Have Killed Millions of Jobs.

Blog11/12/2020

Strict lockdowns have devastated millions of families' incomes while failing to bring success in suppressing covid mortality.

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Election 2020: Rout of the Technocracy

ProgressivismMedia and Culture

Blog11/12/2020

This victory is not of one candidate or party over another in this race or that, but rather a resounding ideological defeat of one of the most illiberal and menacing forces we face at the moment: technocracy.

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