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PoliticsProtectionism and Free Trade
Joe Biden likes taxes. So it should hardly be surprising that Biden has also embraced protectionism and is anti free-trade, which is fundamentally a pro-tax position.
Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History
Opponents of secession say secession is wrong if some people in the population don't want it and say they will be worse off. The American revolutionaries disagreed and seceded anyway.
Bureaucracy and RegulationProgressivism
In the bizarro world of student loans, someone can borrow six figures without collateral or credit history—and then demand that taxpayers cover the loan.
KeynesMonetary PolicyBusiness CyclesMonetary Theory
At the heart of Keynesian business cycle theory is the so-called liquidity trap. Contra Keynes, however, economies don't falter because a sudden increase in the demand for money.
Printing and raising taxes are not social policies. It is profoundly anti-social, as it destroys the middle class and makes the economy weaker. Raising the debt ceiling is also extremely negative for the middle class because it means more taxes.
Cronyism and CorporatismPoliticsStrategy
When we see real bipartisan action in Congress, it usually is for the worst.
Economic FreedomThe EntrepreneurMoney and BanksEntrepreneurship
People are innovative—if government doesn't get in the way. Entrepreneurs in developing countries find alternatives for people cut off from commercial banking services.
U.S. HistoryWorld History
The authors of the Federalist Papers claimed a strong central government was needed because republics are prone to "anarchy." The Dutch and Swiss examples show they were wrong.