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Why Fed Bugs Really, Really Hate Gold

Gold StandardMoney and Banking

Blog6 hours ago

Fed Bugs sound like real estate agents in reverse: there is never a good time to buy gold.

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Why the US Economy Is Stronger Than the Eurozone's

U.S. Economy

Blog08/06/2020

Debt and recession in the United States are big problems. But in both cases, metrics show a better situation in the US than in the eurozone.

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Why Keynes Was Wrong about Consumer Spending

Blog08/04/2020

In the real world, an artificial boost in demand that is not supported by production leads to the destruction of a society's wealth.

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Who Profits from Militarizing the Police?

Cronyism and CorporatismThe Police StateTaxes and Spending

Blog08/03/2020

As 20 million Americans fall into unemployment, no crisis is so big that anyone in Washington would think of cutting military spending, including dollars spent on military gear for cops.

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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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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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Walter Berns and the Cult of "Patriotic" Sacrifice

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog07/17/2020

Berns thinks America has a fundamental problem: he believes not enough people in America are willing to sacrifice their lives to the state.

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Well-Intentioned Policies That Make Life More Expensive

Economic FreedomInterventionism

Blog07/15/2020

From rent to jobs, to marriage, government regulations are incessantly raising the cost of doing business. 

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