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Social Media Companies Aren't the Good Guys. They're Also Not Monopolists.

Media and CultureMonopoly and Competition

Blog6 hours ago

Social media has lied about user privacy and has misled the public about the platforms' status as open forums. But none of this makes these companies monopolies. 

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Why Racism Can't Explain Europe's Drive for Conquest and Colonial Power

World History

Blog10/22/2020

Historically, Europeans had few qualms about conquering and enslaving other Europeans. This presents some problems for the narrative claiming that injustices committed by Europeans are motivated primarily by racism.

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How Decades of Media and Faculty Bias Have Pushed America to the Left

EducationMedia and CultureStrategy

Blog10/22/2020

Silicon Valley and the media are moving even further left. This is what is to be expected when a single ideological group controls educational institutions and major media outlets over a period of several decades.

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How Long Can the Fed Keep This Time Bomb from Exploding?

Monetary Policy

Blog10/21/2020

Although the Fed insists otherwise, the central bank really has no tools left except money creation, and the Fed will keep printing money in a panicky attempt to prevent a financial collapse.

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Global Health Bureaucrats Want Even More Power to Impose Their Plans across National Borders

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and Regulation

Blog10/19/2020

Global health bureaucrats would have a much easier time if they could force "renegade" countries like Sweden into line with the power to force a uniform health policy on everyone.

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Even WHO Officials Now Admit Lockdowns Are Extreme Policies with Disastrous Results

Blog10/17/2020

The true cost of covid-19 lockdowns has become so apparent that even WHO officials must now admit these policies lead to mass impoverishment and immense cost in terms of human lives and human health.

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The Progressivism of the Future Is Really Just the Socialism of the Past

Big GovernmentProgressivismSocialism

Blog10/17/2020

The new progressive world order is little more than the latest version of the socialist revolutions pushed in the Old World. But this agenda is cloaked in promises of "efficiency" and "sustainability."

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Why Slave Economies Thwart Entrepreneurial Innovation

CapitalismU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog10/15/2020

In a slave economy, slave owners seek technological innovations that make slave labor more productive. But they also place inefficient and artificial limits on innovations that might change the established social order.

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