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The Capitol Riot Wasn’t a Coup. It Wasn't Even Close.

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical Theory

Blog01/08/2021

Coups are nearly always acts committed by elites against the sitting executive power using the tools of the elites. It's clear the elites want Trump gone, and Wednesday's riot was no coup. 

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The Family Fades as Governments Subsidize Daycares and Nursing Homes

EducationMedia and CulturePaternalism

Blog01/08/2021

By supplanting the family in caring for the young and the old, not only does the state increase the role it plays in society here and now, it also erodes the competency of the family in the long term. 

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The Covid Depression and "Food Insecurity"

U.S. Economy

Blog01/08/2021

Despite the welfare state, hunger is no longer a widespread problem in America. But to keep the narrative going, “hunger” officially became “food insecurity.”

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The Yellen-Akerlof Connection Isn't Good News for the Treasury

Money and Banks

Blog01/08/2021

Phishing for Phools provides confusion, and few benefits that go beyond age-old warnings to “be careful, someone might try to take advantage of you.” Many consumer advocates offer far more practical help.

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There Ain't No Success like Failure

Cronyism and CorporatismDemocracyStrategy

Blog01/07/2021

Do we support the “occupation” of the Senate Chamber as an expression of righteous anger over the feeling that the election was stolen? Not really, because it will not achieve anything.

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The Problems with Marx's Dialectic

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog01/05/2021

The Marxist dialectic was purported to explain every development in Soviet society. But so much wishful thinking was required that eventually it all just became a subject for jokes.

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The Betrayal of the Canadian Liberals

World History

Blog01/02/2021

The Canadian Liberal Party began as a party of classical liberalism, radically supportive of freedom and free markets. But those days are long over.

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The Cult of Smart

Book ReviewsEducation

Blog01/02/2021

The government spends vast amounts of money on educational programs that aim to give “equal opportunity” to those deemed disadvantaged, but there is little or no evidence that these programs achieve anything.

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