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Coto Mixto: Anarchy in Galicia

AnarchyAntipoliticsWorld History


People commonly believe that a society without central political authority will dissolve into chaos. But a small kingdom within Spain existed peacefully for seven hundred years under what we would call anarchy.

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Can We Understand AI? A Response to Jordan Peterson’s Podcast

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsLaw


All too often, when we see a new technology we don't understand, our natural inclination is to condemn it. Artificial intelligence is no exception.

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Can We Protect Ourselves from Inflation?

The FedInflationU.S. Economy


Despite all of the inflation-fighting talk from the Fed, the truth is that the government benefits from inflating the currency. We need to know how to defend ourselves.

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Committing Domestic Violence against Men . . . Just for a Giggle

LawMedia and Culture


Domestic violence is a stain on society, but it is worse if we only care about violence committed against people of one sex.

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Crowding Out: The Fed May Be Killing the Private Sector to Save the Government

Money and Banks


A "soft landing" is impossible unless the government cuts both taxes and government spending at the same time interest rates are rising. This won't happen, so get ready for a hard landing. 

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Comprehensive Reform versus Piecemeal Reform

Decentralization and SecessionDemocracyHayekPoliticsU.S. History


Should political reform be the result of a much-discussed comprehensive plan? Or should it come about through decentralized decision-making that deals with the situations at hand?

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Congress Ignores Real Debt Ceiling Drama

Cronyism and CorporatismPoliticsTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

The looming economic crisis is a symptom of our moral and philosophic crisis.
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Charles Schwab and Other Big Banks May Be Secretly Insolvent

The FedMoney and BanksU.S. Economy


While the Fed and the Biden administration try to assure Americans that their banks are safe and secure, the numbers tell a different story.

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