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Joe Weisenthal Thinks Debasing the Dollar Is the Moral Thing to Do

Money and Banks

Blog11/25/2021

In one recent thread, Weisenthal mocked the people worried about the falling purchasing power of the US dollar, and claimed that it would be immoral for currency to maintain its value over time.

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Why Don’t Police Unions Protect Whistleblowers?

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

It is clear that there are situations in which the unions’ interests diverge from the public’s interest in transparency and good policing. But the unions’ interests also often diverge from the interests of individual members.

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The Inca Empire: An Indigenous Leviathan State

Property RightsTaxes and SpendingWorld History

Blog11/24/2021

The Inca Empire is an excellent example of a Leviathan that brought about its own demise. So oppressive was the regime that it's no wonder the Spaniards found many enemies willing to help topple the empire.

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Smallpox: The Historical Myths behind Mandatory Vaccines

HealthWorld History

Vaccine mandates are not a new invention, and states have long pushed a narrative exaggerating the success of mandates in the past. 

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With Low Vaccination Rates, Africa's Covid Deaths Remain Far below Europe and the US

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog11/23/2021

“Africa doesn’t have the vaccines and the resources to fight COVID-19 that they have in Europe and the U.S., but somehow they seem to be doing better.”

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It's Time for the US To Stop Courting Conflict with Russia

Blog11/23/2021

Biden's team is dominated by liberal internationalists, and just as their aggressive approach to China is the wrong one to take in the Indo-Pacific, it has long been counterproductive in eastern and southern Europe.

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The Virginia Elections Showed Some Parents Are Seeing How Bad the Government Schools Really Are

Education

Blog11/23/2021

If there’s one political fight worth seeing through, it’s the crusade against government schooling. Many parents in Virginia may have started to see just how important the fight has become.

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Kyle Rittenhouse: The Media's Assault on the Rights of the Accused

U.S. History

Blog11/22/2021

The Rittenhouse case has uncovered a major threat to modern American jurisprudence, but not the threat that progressives are claiming.

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