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The Dystopian "Fourth Industrial Revolution" Will Be Very Different from the First One

Big GovernmentCapitalismSocialism

Blog11/17/2020

Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum has big plans for a "sustainable" future. Most of it involves the destruction of markets and basic human rights.

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The Myth of America as a "Reluctant Superpower"

Book ReviewsWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/16/2020

In this outstanding study, Stephen Wertheim shows that both views that dominate American foreign policy are wrong. In doing so, he vindicates for our time the merits of a noninterventionist foreign policy.

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The US Savings Bond Scam

InflationFinancial MarketsU.S. History

Blog11/14/2020

Remember savings bonds? They were popular before the central bank made sure that safe, low-interest investments became a thing of the past. 

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The Google Election

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismMedia and Culture

Blog11/13/2020

We are witnessing the governmentalization of private industry, the turning of supposedly private enterprises into state apparatuses, and the growth of the state through putatively private extensions of it.

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Talk of "Unity" Is Both Hypocritical and Delusional

Big GovernmentDemocracyPolitical Theory

Blog11/10/2020

Grand invocations that "I will unify us" are actually shorthand for "We mean to get our way, regardless of others' well-being and desire."

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The Absurdity of Lockdown 2.0

Big Government

Blog11/07/2020

As Ludwig von Mises said, “whoever wants peace among nations must seek to limit the state and its influence most strictly.” This is applicable to peace within nations, too.

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The Rise of Mega–Gambling Facilities: A New Skyscraper Curse?

Booms and BustsFinancial Markets

Blog11/06/2020

Circa casino’s new three-story, 78 million–pixel, high-definition screen in its sportsbook gambling compound may represent a new frontier in mega–building trends similar to those of skyscrapers. 

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The Election Was a Tie. Now What?

Blog11/04/2020

The winner doesn’t represent “the nation.” There is no consensus. We’re not coming together “as a people.” These tired slogans should now strike every intelligent person as nonsense.

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