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Problems with Theories on the Black-White Wealth Gap

Media and CulturePoverty

Blog10/05/2020

Vague and generalizing theories about culture and race don't tell us much about the wealth gap between blacks and whites. The answer is more complex.

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Police Officers Threaten to Quit If the Public Keeps Demanding Accountability

The Police State

Blog10/03/2020

Police reforms are making it easier to monitor police activities, and even to hold officers personally liable when found guilty of abusing their power. But some officers don't like that at all.

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Protectionism and "Weak Dollar" Trade Policy

InflationMonetary Policy

Those who advocate for a "weak dollar" to encourage trade with American firms show how little confidence there is in American industry. Meanwhile, cheapening the dollar punishes savers and ordinary workers.

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Pennsylvania Is Playing Politics with Drug Rationing

HealthSocialism

Blog08/10/2020

Pennsylvania is telling hospitals to distribute covid-19 drugs based on race. Those from "disadvantaged communities" get the drugs first.

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Political Self-Determination and the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Decentralization and SecessionWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/04/2020

For the foreseeable future, war between Armenia and Azerbaijan will be on the table, occasionally turning hot, just as it has in the last weeks. This conflict has no peaceful solution possible other than the one offered by Ludwig von Mises.

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Private Defense in the History of Genoa

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog07/04/2020

The Republic of Genoa provides an example of how a small "state" managed to defend itself against much larger states using military resources that were overwhelmingly owned and controlled by private parties.

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Progressives and the Origins of the Economic "Consensus"

ProgressivismInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

Blog06/03/2020

Why economics abandoned the analysis of human action in favor of Keynes-inspired math-centered economics.

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Politicians' COVID Mania Ravages Maryland

Media and CultureThe Police State

Blog05/28/2020

James Bovard reports form Maryland, where the COVID-19 lockdowns have decimated employment and the rules only apply to powerless ordinary people. Cops and politicians can do as they like.

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