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McDonald's Closes All Stores in Russia as Woke Russophobes Rage

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The presence of American companies in foreign nations was once seen as a sign of American superiority and an instrument of American cultural power. But today's Cold War revival views trade as merely collaboration with the "enemy."

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A Medical Revolt Is Coming

CapitalismEconomic FreedomInterventionismPricesValue and Exchange

Blog05/17/2022

The absence of market discipline in medicine cannot last. Governments and the medical cartel have successfully used fear to maintain control.  Fear has kept the masses from rising up. Until now. 

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The Unborns' Dying Wish: The Abortion of the Fed

InflationPoverty

Blog05/17/2022

Janet Yellen, who once was the nation's chief inflationist, now says that poor women need easy access to abortion because inflation might work a hardship on them.

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Nickel: How Government Alchemists Turned a Base Money Hard and Now Are Expected to Kill It.

InflationMonetary PolicyGold Standard

Blog05/17/2022

Nickel is a base metal the government used to replace silver. Since then, the government has inflated so much that even nickel is too valuable for US coinage.

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Federal Reserve Policies Aimed at Creating Price Stability Bring About Economic Instability

The FedInflationBusiness Cycles

Blog05/16/2022

While Fed policies openly try to make prices "stable," the central bank actually is creating economic instability and an impoverished economy.

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Freedom and Sound Money: Two Sides of a Coin

U.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog05/16/2022

It is impossible to grasp the idea of sound money without realizing that it was devised to protect civil liberties against state despotism.

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History and Institutions Matter: The Postslavery Development of Jamaica and Barbados

Economic FreedomPoverty

Blog05/14/2022

Why did Barbados postslavery develop a more robust economy than Jamaica even though the people had similar ethnic backgrounds?

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The Russo-Ukrainian War: A New Opportunity for Demagogues to Destroy Freedoms at Home

DemocracyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog05/14/2022

While people speak of "freedom" for the people of Ukraine, Western political leaders have used the invasion as an excuse to crack down on free speech.

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