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Did Obamacare Really Save Lives?

HealthPovertyU.S. History

Blog06/29/2017
The actual data do not support the breathless claims that rolling back ObamaCare will literally kill many thousands of Americans.
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Does the Fed Follow Its Own Rules?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

The central bank is unlikely to follow rules like the Taylor Rule because they are fundamentally political organizations with their own agendas.
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Deeper Forces Emerge: The Great War from January to June, 1917

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog06/09/2017
Though we tend to think of the war in terms of stalemate and attrition, the war was anything but static to most of the millions of participants.
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Deflation, Easy Money, and the Boom-Bust Cycle

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog06/02/2017
When money is made "out of thin air," we see economic busts go hand-in-hand with price deflation. This is not the case with sound money.
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Decentralize the Welfare State

Decentralization and SecessionPovertyTaxes and Spending

Blog05/25/2017
What if the US welfare state was broken up into 50 pieces and the states dole out all that money to low-income residents instead?
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Ditch Net Neutrality Now

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/14/2017

The scarcity of internet bandwidth cannot be legislated away, and consumers would benefit most from market allocation — not state control.

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Dismantle the FBI, and Give its Money Back to the States

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog05/12/2017
The FBI has long claimed that the states are too small and the US needs a huge national police force. There's no evidence that this is true.
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Danger: Federal Tax Revenue Growth Falls to 80-Month Low

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog04/13/2017
The last time federal receipts fell like this was in July 2008, shortly before the financial crisis.
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