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CBDCs: The Ultimate Tool of Financial Intrusion

Economic PolicyThe FedMonetary PolicyU.S. HistoryWorld History


While the government promotes CBDCs as tools for "inclusion," it is more likely that they will be another vehicle for federal intrusion.

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Can Fractional Reserve Banking Survive the Twenty-First Century?

Bureaucracy and RegulationMoney and BanksU.S. Economy


Banker and financial expert Caitlin Long believes that fractional reserve banking is closer than ever to collapse, and she has a 100 percent reserve banking solution in progress.

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Censorship through the Centuries: Free Speech Suppression by the Government and the Mainstream Media

Media and CultureThe Police StateU.S. History


While Americans believe the First Amendment protects their speech, the US government and mainstream media have joined together to suppress speech that does not coincide with government policies.

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Cracked-Up Slobodian

DemocracyEconomic FreedomProgressivismSocialismU.S. HistoryWorld HistoryOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


Professor Quinn Slobodian believes that free markets must lead to tyrannical worker exploitation, and socialism is the only solution. In truth, market competition is the answer. 

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Cultural Change Is Necessary for Capital Development

CapitalismEconomic FreedomLiberalismMedia and CultureWorld History


In order for nations to have capital development and market-based economies, they must have a cultural framework that accepts these developments. Too many nations do not, and they languish in poverty as a result.

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Call Rent Control What It Really Is: Theft

Bureaucracy and RegulationPrice ControlsSocialism


Rent control is all the rage with progressives, with several states and localities trying to impose it. However, when people have their property effectively—and legally—stolen, there are long-term consequences.

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China Calls Out the USA for Instigating the Infamous Color Revolutions

DemocracyWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History


As geopolitical tensions rise, the Chinese political leadership tells the US government to desist pushing its "color revolutions."

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Commodity Prices Debunk the "Blame Ukraine" Excuse for Inflation

Global EconomyInflation


Inflationists will blame inflation on anything and everything except the only thing that makes all prices, which are measured in monetary units, rise at the same: Money supply growth rising faster than real economic output.

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