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It's Wrong to Draft Women. It's Also Wrong to Draft Men.

War and Foreign Policy

Blog10/06/2021

If fairness is a concern, there’s an easy way to achieve fairness on this issue: abolish the Selective Service for everybody. It’s as easy as that. It wouldn’t even cost a dime of taxpayer money. 

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Why Does Money Have Value? Not Because the Government Says It Does.

Money and Banks

Blog10/06/2021

Why do individuals desire to have money, which cannot be consumed and produces nothing? To provide an answer to this one must go back in time to establish how money emerged.

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How "Cultural Distance" between Societies Can Hamper Economic Prosperity

World History

Blog10/06/2021

Cultural disparities between national, linguistic, or cultural groups can prevent the spread of trade and hamper the adoption of useful economic strategies. 

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Why Americans Would Benefit from a Government Default

Big GovernmentTaxes and Spending

Blog10/05/2021

With default we restore trillions to the private sector and permanently reduce government’s ability to hog the resources we need to maintain prosperity. 

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Why Businessmen Make Such Unimpressive Politicians

U.S. History

Blog10/05/2021

The fact a politician may have prior experience as a "savvy businessman" is irrelevant to the business of the state. States are nothing like private sector businesses, and business skills mean little. 

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The Fed (and Central Planning) Are Fueling Substance Abuse

World History

Blog10/05/2021

Many blame capitalism for inequality and the opioid crisis, but the system most associated with substance abuse is communism. But if inequality is the real problem, look no further than the Federal Reserve. 

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Without Lockdowns, Sweden Had Fewer Excess Deaths Than Most of Europe

Blog10/04/2021

Although the experts assured us Sweden would experience a disaster and a bloodbath without covid lockdowns, the Nordic nation has fared better than Europe on excess deaths. 

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Berliners in 2021 Want to Expropriate Private Housing

Blog10/04/2021

The Berlin “housing crisis” has, of course, many causes. But most, if not all of them, are government made. Unfortunately, however, people blame “capitalists” for their plight.

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