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Halfway to Secession: Unity on Foreign Policy, Disunity on Domestic Policy

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog13 min ago

Although the ideal is the creation of truly independent states through secession, progress in the near term requires only that Americans demand independence from Washington on all domestic policy, even if Washington continues to control foreign policy. 

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Time Preference, Interest Rates, and Stagflation

Money and Banks

Blog43 min ago

As a result of past reckless fiscal and monetary policies the pool of real wealth could be declining. If so, stagflation will result. 

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Why Governments Want More Centralization—and Less Federalism

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog5 hours ago

America’s founders did not envision the federal government as the domineering senior partner in almost everything. What was once best described as “sovereign States, united solely for specified joint purposes” has been largely eviscerated.

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The Unwelcome Return of the Real Purveyors of Violence

War and Foreign Policy

Blog6 hours ago

It’s hard to be optimistic about a Biden Administration with so many hyper-interventionist Obama retreads. Get ready for new wars and "regime change" operations. 

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Let's Abolish Those Presidential Medals of Freedom

U.S. History

Blog01/19/2021

Never trust a president's judgment when it comes to what constitutes freedom. The absurd presidential record on Medals of Freedom illustrates this well. 

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It's Time for a National Divorce

Decentralization and Secession

Blog01/19/2021

The polarization reached a peak on January 6, but more peaks are sure to come. Perhaps this year, perhaps down the road. But they’re going to happen, and they could be much worse in the future.

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A Welcome Attack on Churchill and Wilson

Book ReviewsWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog01/19/2021

What seems to me the great strength of Pankaj Mishra's new book is its demonstration that the atrocities of imperial conquest and rule prefigured the horrors of the European wars of the twentieth century and later wars of conquest as well.

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Beware the Troop-Withdrawal Bait and Switch

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/18/2021

Foreign policy apparatchiks are adept at gaslighting the public into believing they’re bringing troops back home when in reality they’re either shifting troops around or just biding their time until a new round of "boots on the ground."

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