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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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Talk of "Unity" Is Both Hypocritical and Delusional

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

Blog11/10/2020

Grand invocations that "I will unify us" are actually shorthand for "We mean to get our way, regardless of others' well-being and desire."

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The Absurdity of Lockdown 2.0

Big Government

Blog11/07/2020

As Ludwig von Mises said, “whoever wants peace among nations must seek to limit the state and its influence most strictly.” This is applicable to peace within nations, too.

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The Rise of Mega–Gambling Facilities: A New Skyscraper Curse?

Booms and BustsFinancial Markets

Blog11/06/2020

Circa casino’s new three-story, 78 million–pixel, high-definition screen in its sportsbook gambling compound may represent a new frontier in mega–building trends similar to those of skyscrapers. 

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The Election Was a Tie. Now What?

Blog11/04/2020

The winner doesn’t represent “the nation.” There is no consensus. We’re not coming together “as a people.” These tired slogans should now strike every intelligent person as nonsense.

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The Idea that Democracy Is the Same as Liberty Is a Weapon in the Hands of Despots

Blog11/03/2020

Probably no other belief is now so much a threat to liberty…as the one that democracy, by itself alone, guarantees liberty.

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The Benefits of Secession Are Becoming Increasingly Obvious

Decentralization and Secession

Blog10/31/2020

"Countries threaten to split apart when their people seem hopelessly divided….We’re less united today than we’ve been at any time since the Civil War."

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The Fed's Balance Sheet May Be Headed to $40–$50 Trillion

The FedFinancial MarketsTaxes and Spending

Blog10/30/2020

If the current thinking continues, the world’s central banks will buy whatever paper governments issue. The result by the end of the decade will be a Federal Reserve balance sheet totaling $40 to $50 trillion. 

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