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Employer Vaccine Mandates: When the Feds Pay the Piper, They Call the Tune

U.S. History


Vaccine mandates are much easier to enforce thanks to the spread of government spending, government contracting, and monopolized government services.

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Evergrande Isn't China's "Lehman Moment." It Could Be Worse Than That.

Money and Banks


The problem with China is that the entire economy is a huge indebted model that needs almost ten units of debt to generate one unit of GDP, three times more than a decade ago.

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Europe Faces a Fragile Economy as the Merkel Era Ends

Money and Banks


A euro collapse, rather than gas prices and bottlenecks, is the most likely source of sustained high CPI inflation in Europe following the Merkel era.       

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Egypt's Bread Subsidies May Bring Millions to the Brink of Starvation

Global EconomyWorld History


Most Egyptians have lived their whole lives in a country where the government heavily subsidizes bread prices. But now the deeply indebted Egyptian state faces some tough choices, and Egypt's poor may suffer the most.  

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End the Shutdown, Again

HealthStrategyPolitical Theory


If every new virus or variation warrants shutdowns or new vaccines, we will face an unending dystopian hellscape of state intervention in our medical decisions.

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Eco-imperialism: The West's New Kind of Colonialism

The Environment


Western intellectuals are trying to tear down symbols of traditional colonialism. Yet the West still continues a form a colonialism in Africa: eco-imperialism. 

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Experts Said Ending Lockdowns Would Be Worse for the Economy than the Lockdowns Themselves. They Were Wrong.

U.S. History


The experts claimed that if any state ended its stay-at-home orders “prematurely,” its economy would become even more devastated than if it remained locked down. The experts were wrong. 

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Entrepreneurs Are Motivated by Profit, Not Risk

The Entrepreneur


A capitalist never chooses that investment in which, according to his understanding of the future, the danger of losing his input is smallest. He chooses that investment in which he expects to make the highest possible profits.

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