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George Fitzhugh, the Honest Socialist

SocialismU.S. History

Blog11/04/2017
Fitzhugh accepted the paternalist argument that US slavery had bettered the position of the slave — and then applied this idea to all races.
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Government Enforcers and Group Psychology

Blog10/24/2017
Sometimes, group psychology among government agents can set the stage for abuse.
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Gas Station Hold-Up: Thieves Seize $59,000

Legal SystemMoney and BanksThe Police StateMoney and Banking

Blog10/19/2017
In America, a person convicted of no crime is often deprived of all his money assets, in many cases resulting in the destruction of his business.
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GDP Is a Tool of Politics, Not Economics

U.S. Economy

10/18/2017Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics
The author sees GDP as superior to all currently available alternatives of measuring growth. But, that is not a reason for continuing to use it.
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Gary Cohn is Concerned about Wall Street Clearinghouses – Blockchain is Already Fixing it

Bureaucracy and RegulationMoney and Banks

Blog10/16/2017
Helping de-escalate the risk of third party exchanges is, of course, simply one of the many potential applications for blockchain.
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George Orwell and the Cold War: A Reconsideration

War and Foreign PolicyOther Schools of Thought

10/04/2017Mises Daily Articles
What Garet Garrett called a "complex of vaunting and fear" has been the hallmark of the American Empire, and previous empires.
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Government Regulation and Crony Capitalism is Keeping Thousands in Florida without Power

Cronyism and Corporatism

Blog09/21/2017
The pain and suffering currently being felt is the direct result of government policy and the perverse incentives of crony capitalism.
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Genuine Nullification: Marijuana and the Carolina Doctrine

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog08/31/2017
There's a fine line between today's anti-commandeering effort — and what we should regard as bona fide nullification of federal law.
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