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Native Americans Had a Lot More Private Property Than You Think

Property RightsU.S. HistoryPrivate Property

Blog09/02/2021

Many scholars employ excessively narrow notions of homesteading which wrongly suggest that virtually all Indian hunting grounds and food sources were "unowned."  

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No, Bernie, Collegiate Athletes Do Not Need a Union

Labor and Wages

Blog06/26/2021

The Sanders proposal comes with all of the hidden costs and other unwanted surprises that one would expect from a politician who has supported totalitarian governance for all of his political life.

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New York Politicians Have No Idea How to Fix the Subways

Blog06/04/2021

New York City subways are in deep financial trouble and the quality of service is in a downward spiral. Yet even talking about privatization is verboten.

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No, Conservatives Should Not Embrace MMT

Blog05/01/2021

Instead of trying to spin conservative justifications for disastrous monetary policy, conservatives should join libertarians and classical liberals in working to limit government power while restoring sound money and greater market freedom.

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No, Dogecoin Does Not Compete with Bitcoin

Financial MarketsMoney and Banking

Blog04/24/2021

Medium of exchange and store of value are very different products.

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Not Even Gretchen Whitmer Wants More of the CDC's Lockdowns

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog04/22/2021

The political climate that fostered panic and lockdowns a year ago is now changing. Legislatures are turning against governors and the public is no longer hysterical with fear. Politicians aren't sure what to do. 

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No, Drops in Money Velocity Don't Offset Money Printing

InflationMoney and BankingOther Schools of Thought

Blog02/23/2021

According to popular thinking, the sharp decline in money velocity since June 2008 is likely to neutralize recent strong money supply increases’ effect on price inflation ahead. This is a fallacy.

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No, the Chinese Won't Invade America If Secessionists Succeed

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/22/2021

If the United States breaks up into smaller pieces, how will the new nations be able to defend themselves from the likes of China? Thanks to geography and wealth, even smaller American states would be well protected from Asian and European powers.

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