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Colonialism Doesn't Explain the Developing World's Problems

World History

Blog12/11/2020

It is popular to assume that colonialism explains most modern-day dynamics in the developing world. But what if precolonial institutions are the real deciding factors?

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Central Banks Put Wind at Bitcoin's Back

BitcoinFinancial Markets

Blog12/10/2020

The central banks can be thanked for all bubbles, including those in cryptocurrencies.

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Central Bank Digital Currencies and the War on (Physical) Cash

Money and Banks

Central banks are claiming that their introduction of digital currencies is not tied to monetary policy, but it's clear that these digital currencies' potential effects on policy are precisely why they're being pushed.

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Climate Change Policy Isn't Worth Its High Cost

The EnvironmentPlanning

Blog12/05/2020

The doomsday mantra of climate activists is guided by antihumanism and a desire for control. This worldview is a grave danger to human flourishing.

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Covid Is Just the Latest Excuse for Canada’s Politicians to Violate the Constitution

Blog11/28/2020

If the word “free” is to have any meaning, it should mean something more than whatever freedom remains after the government has finished restricting it.

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China's New Five-Year Plan Exposes the Wishful Thinking behind Socialist Regimes

Blog11/21/2020

The trouble with China’s new five-year plan is that it attempts to solve problems while leaving their underlying structural causes unaddressed. In this it is not unlike the final Soviet five-year plans of the 1980s.

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Covid Deaths Mount in France and the Czech Republic as Lockdowns Fail

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog11/20/2020

Most regimes in favor of strict lockdowns in Western Europe now have some of the highest covid death rates in the world. And now prolockdown eastern Europe is headed in the same direction. 

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California's Tax-Limiting Prop. 13 Survives Yet Another Attack

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog11/19/2020

Prop. 15’s attempt to undermine California Prop. 13’s property tax protections for businesses has apparently failed.

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