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Nationalism, Socialism, and Violent Revolution

SocialismWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog05/02/2019

Marx said that what he wanted was to create a one-world state. And that was Lenin’s idea too.

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Nicaragua: Latin America's Other Socialist-Spawned Crisis

Global EconomySocialismThe Police State

Blog04/27/2019

2018 was the year when, yet again, the socialist model proved its inability to generate benefits for a population

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No, Robots Won't Make Us All Unemployed

Labor and Wages

Blog03/11/2019

We are better off not needing twelve people with shovels to do the same thing as a single bulldozer. Robots are not fundamentally different from a bulldozer.

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New Houses Are Getting Smaller — But They're Still Much Larger Than What Your Grandparents Had

Blog03/08/2019

The size of new houses has shrunk since 2015. (Houses are still two-thirds larger than they were 50 years ago.) But will local governments let developers build smaller, simpler, more affordable housing?

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No, Paul Krugman, This Shutdown is Not a "Big Libertarian Experiment"

Corporate WelfarePolitical Theory

Blog01/18/2019

Paul Krugman seems to think those who like freedom and free markets are somehow responsible for the current mess brought on by crippling government debt and an enormous federal budget.

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No, Dollar Stores Don't Create Poverty

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog01/01/2019

Dollar stores are hardly the starvation-producing hellholes that the critics claim them to be. They serve their customer base well, but it is not a customer base of elite journalists and politicians.

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No, Voting Doesn't Mean You "Support the System"

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog11/05/2018

Voting "no" on a tax increase doesn't mean you really consented to it. And Lysander Spooner argued there's not anything wrong with voting "defensively."

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No Matter How You Vote, Politicians Don't Represent You

Blog11/03/2018

We're often told that submission to government edicts is "voluntary" because we have "representative" government. The evidence suggests, however, that politicians don't represent their constituents. Nor could they, even if they wanted to.

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