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The global "elites" of the World Economic Forum seek a "Great Reset" that will usher in a new and far more powerful technocracy defined by central planning and the end of freedom as we know it.
Citing Luther Martin, Rothbard writes, "the American Constitution was a grave betrayal of the idea of natural rights set forth in the Declaration of Independence."
Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyPolitical TheoryProduction Theory
The economic nationalist faces a dilemma. Foreign aid handouts and economic protectionism are not only wholly compatible in theory, but the effects of foreign aid perfectly complement economic nationalists’ goals.
Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic FreedomSocialism
Free the liquor stores to sell what products they want, what days of the week they want, what hours they want, and to whom they want.
Legal SystemMedia and Culture
Social media platforms are indeed private firms and can publish or edit whatever they like—subject of course to the terms of service between the platform and users who generate content.
Protectionism and Free TradeWorld HistoryInterventionism
France faces a future of spiraling debt and declining economic growth. So Emmanuel Macron has now embraced economic nationalism as a way out. It's not likely to work.
Whether we're talking about gasoline or toilet paper, the details of how the good is produced are irrelevant to the fact that price controls cause shortages. Only price freedom ends them.
Philosophy and Methodology
GDP is fine for counting things like washing machines. But it is quite useless for counting other basic indicators of the quality of life.