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Will Europe's Politicians Ever Get their Coveted Universal Vaccination?

World History

Blog4 hours ago

Politicians around the world have managed to threaten, cajole, and force vaccination on millions of their citizens. But resistance remains, and protests are growing.

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Why They Want to Keep the "Health Emergency" Going Forever

U.S. History

Blog01/18/2022

When the Democratic Colorado governor slightly scaled back covid mandates, he met furious opposition from the Left. Expect these people to push mandates forever. 

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Why Moderates Attack Radicals

U.S. History

Who do the moderates fear most? Not the state and its countless atrocities and injustices. No, they mostly fear the radicals.

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Who Needs Personal Responsibility When We Can Just Trust Our Overlords?

Socialism

Blog01/18/2022

Across so many fields, from money to nutrition, I’ve found that the corollary to the government-heavy approach is a desire not to make choices for oneself.

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When Higher Prices Are Not Inflation

Money and Banks

Blog01/17/2022

Monetary inflation results in a general rise in prices, often called "price inflation." But rising prices are not always "inflation." In any case, more government regs and subsidies won't help.

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What the Regime Will Do to Fight Private Digital Currencies

Money and Banks

Blog01/12/2022

Thanks to vast regulatory powers, regimes have many tools and many advantages in propping up fiat currencies when faced with competition from other currencies. 

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What Mayan Civilization Can Teach Us about Secession and Decentralization

World History

Blog01/10/2022

Thanks in part to the decentralized nature of Mayan civilization, it was much more difficult for the Spaniards to conquer the Mayas than the Aztecs and Incas.

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Why Did the World Choose a Gold Standard Instead of a Silver Standard?

World History

Blog01/05/2022

The adoption of gold as the preferred commodity money was never inevitable or based on some sort of natural law of money. Many coincidences and political schemes were key factors.

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