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The Debate over the Scope of National Power

U.S. History


The nationalists at the Constitutional Convention had so far carried the substance of their program: the creation of a supreme national government and a Congress empowered to veto state laws whenever Congress thought the states "incompetent." 

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Thanks to the Fed, the High-Risk, Small-Time Borrower Is Becoming a Thing of the Past

Money and Banks


The central bank has basically destroyed the business of risk, and commercial real estate remains a looming disaster. As a result, banks aren't lending to regular people. The economy increasingly relies on little more than newly printed money. 

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The US Recovery Is Weak, Especially Given the Size of the "Stimulus"

Business Cycles


It seems that governments want to convince us that they have saved the world when the reality is that the misguided lockdowns were the cause of the economic debacle and lifting them is the main cause of the recovery. 

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The United States Has Declared Defeat in Two More Wars

War and Foreign Policy


Now that the average American voter is barely paying attention—and that the US is facing an economic crisis and weak recovery—it has become politically expedient to move further toward wrapping up a couple more lost wars. 

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The State-Corporate Convergence in Our State of Emergency

Cronyism and CorporatismDecentralization and Secession


The current political trend is toward corporate-state monopolization over all aspects of life, with increasing control by approved "private" principals over information and opinion, economic production, and the political sphere.

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Texas Ended Lockdowns and Mask Mandates. Now Locked-Down States Are Where Covid Is Growing Most

Bureaucracy and Regulation


Don’t expect Fauci and his supporters to give up on insisting that New York and Michigan are doing "the right thing" while Texas and Florida are embracing "human sacrifice" as a part of a "death cult." 

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The Sword of Damocles Hangs over Every Property Owner

Property Rights


In his new book, The Great Fiction, Hans-Hermann Hoppe discusses how every property owner now faces the threat of his property being turned into "fiat property" at the whim of the state, at any time. 

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The Problem with "Just Do What the Cops Say and You Won't Get Hurt"



Apologists for police abuse often claim that if a citizen complies with police orders and does what he's told, then he won't get hurt. The evidence says otherwise. 

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