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The Government Wants Your Crypto Data. And Lots of It.

Big GovernmentBitcoinThe Police State

Blog07/29/2020

Cryptocoins aren't entirely anonymous, and the state is hard at work gathering as much information as it can on all crypto users.

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American Police Forces Were Created to Fight Rioters. But Police Probably Made Things Worse.

The Police StateU.S. History

Blog07/29/2020

Contrary to the popular narrative that government police establish law and order, there is good reason to believe that the advent of militarized police in the 1800s led to an escalation of riots and political corruption while offering little law or order.

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Nock and Mencken on Democracy and Equality

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog07/28/2020

The egalitarian society is pledged to common cultural values resulting in a rigorous homogeneity. Thus, a man who stands in contempt of the prevailing ideology has no rights under the law.

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There Are No Winners in the US-China "Tech War"

Protectionism and Free TradeSocialismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/28/2020

The alleged rise of China to impending global tech dominance is greatly overstated. And US efforts to combat China will only make American companies less competitive.

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When It Comes to Masks, There Is No "Settled Science"

Big GovernmentHealthSocialism

Blog07/28/2020

A survey of the research shows that the science of mask wearing is hardly "settled." And this up-in-the-air nature of it all is a reminder of how immoral it is to impose mandates on people, backed with state violence.

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The Myth of the Failure of Capitalism

CapitalismProtectionism and Free TradeSocialism

Blog07/27/2020

It is true that socialism and interventionism have not yet succeeded in completely eliminating capitalism. If they had, we would rediscover the meaning of hunger on a massive scale.

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Howard Buffett: Anticommunist and Anti-interventionist

SocialismU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/27/2020

Howard Buffet was one of Congress's most consistent and trenchant critics of American policy during the 1940s and 1950s. He opposed communism without surrendering to the calls for global war in Korea and worldwide.

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Why Marxist Organizations Like BLM Seek to Dismantle the "Western Nuclear Family"

Media and CultureSocialismWorld History

Blog07/27/2020

The Black Lives Matter organization explicitly states it seeks to "disrupt" the "nuclear family structure." In this, BLM is no different from countless other Marx-inspired organizations which seek to destroy the family as part of the "patriarchy."

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