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Universal Background Checks Are Back

Legal System

Blog02/11/2019

While everyone was talking about the 2018-2019 United States government shutdown, the House began pushing a new bill on universal background checks for gun ownership.

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Union Diplomacy, Part 2: The Trent Affair

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

11/07/2018Audio/Video
After months of growing tension between the United States and Britain, a single event almost plunges the two countries into war.
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Union Diplomacy, Part 1: Fountains of Discontent

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

10/31/2018Audio/Video
William Seward's repeated diplomatic blunders cause Britain to send troops to Canada in preparation for a possible war with the United States.
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Understanding "Brazil’s Donald Trump"

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog10/15/2018

As they did with Trump, the media categorizes Brazil's Bolsonaro as a “hateful” candidate, but it never tries to take a serious look at how Brazilians have suffered under leftist regimes.

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Using Blockchain to Fix Money and Capital Markets

Financial MarketsMoney and BanksStrategy

05/24/2018Audio/Video
Caitlin Long discusses the blockchain's disruptive influence on our existing notions of money and wealth.
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Under the Skin

Political Theory

Blog05/04/2018

Taleb contends that you shouldn’t put someone else’s skin in the game without putting your own in it as well.

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Universal Health Care in Canada: A Colossal Government Failure

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealthTaxes and Spending

Blog04/28/2018

The median waiting time for patients in Canada from referral by a practitioner, to consultation with a specialist, to date of treatment, was 21.2 weeks in 2017.

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UK's National Health Service Moves to Cut Healthcare for Smokers and the Obese

HealthTaxes and Spending

Blog11/09/2017
To cut government expenses, the NHS has declared that smokers and the obese will be limited in the healthcare procedures they're allowed to receive.
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