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When the Feds Like Secession: The Case of West Virginia

Blog11/28/2018

West Virginia's secession from Virginia helped Lincoln's government in Washington. So, in that case, secession was apparently A-OK.

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We Need a #MeToo Movement for Political Consent

Blog11/01/2018

Regardless of the midterm congressional election results, voters are not “consenting” to unconstitutional policies and federal crimes.

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Why Marxism Shifted from Economics to Culture

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog10/26/2018

Some Marxists have been quite explicit about their desire to apply the Marxist idea of exploitation to nearly every facet of society.

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What Insurance Companies’ Response to Hurricane Florence Can Teach Us About the Business Cycle

Blog10/03/2018

The temporary surge in hurricane-related economic activity can in some ways help us understand the effects of the equally-temporary surge in activity related to an economic boom.

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We Still Haven't Learned the Right Lessons from the 2008 Crash

Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog09/17/2018

It's frightening to see the persistent lack of insight shown by policymakers and financial media on the 2008 financial crisis.

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Why the "Economy Is an Engine" Metaphor is So Wrong

Booms and BustsThe Entrepreneur

Blog09/06/2018

The economy is not an engine, or a tool, and does not perform any “work.” The economy is you and me.

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When will the Corporate-Debt Bubble Burst?

Financial Markets

Blog08/24/2018

Is it possible that the bubble-bursting in the corporate debt markets could precede — rather than coincide with — a bear market in equities? Yes, if history is any guide.

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Why Scandinavia Isn't Exceptional

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog08/15/2018

“Between 1950 and 2000, the Swedish population grew from seven to almost nine million. But astonishingly the net job creation in the private sector was close to zero.”

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