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The United States Has Declared Defeat in Two More Wars

War and Foreign Policy

Blog3 hours ago

Now that the average American voter is barely paying attention—and that the US is facing an economic crisis and weak recovery—it has become politically expedient to move further toward wrapping up a couple more lost wars. 

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Are Monarchies Better for Economic Growth? Here's What the Empirical Evidence Says.

World History

Blog7 hours ago

The evidence suggests that monarchies—especially small ones—are more peaceful, stable, and protective of private property than their republican neighbors. 

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12 Myths Fueling Government Overreach in Times of Crisis

U.S. History

Blog04/22/2021

We must act now! It's better to do something than nothing! This has never happened before! The experts will show us the way! From the great depression to the crises of today, we hear these claims over and over again. 

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You Won't Learn Much about Fascism in this Book on "Fascism"

Book Reviews

Blog04/22/2021

Jason Stanley's book on fascism is a jumbled mess which seems primarily to exist for the purpose of smearing everything Stanley doesn't like with the label of "fascism." 

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Not Even Gretchen Whitmer Wants More of the CDC's Lockdowns

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog04/22/2021

The political climate that fostered panic and lockdowns a year ago is now changing. Legislatures are turning against governors and the public is no longer hysterical with fear. Politicians aren't sure what to do. 

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The State-Corporate Convergence in Our State of Emergency

Cronyism and CorporatismDecentralization and Secession

Blog04/22/2021

The current political trend is toward corporate-state monopolization over all aspects of life, with increasing control by approved "private" principals over information and opinion, economic production, and the political sphere.

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Texas Ended Lockdowns and Mask Mandates. Now Locked-Down States Are Where Covid Is Growing Most

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog04/21/2021

Don’t expect Fauci and his supporters to give up on insisting that New York and Michigan are doing "the right thing" while Texas and Florida are embracing "human sacrifice" as a part of a "death cult." 

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Polarization in Washington Is Forcing Politicians to Decentralize

Decentralization and Secession

Blog04/21/2021

From gun control to abortion, gridlock and polarization in Washington forces policymakers to look to state and local governments as the centers of political reform.

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