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Unsound Money, Unsound Economy

The Fed

Blog09/12/2019

Central bankers like Alan Greenspan seem to think central bankers can be trusted to act with restraint. That's a risky plan, especially given that true and reliable constraints could be put on the money supply by adopting commodity money.

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Using World War I to Prove the Incompetence of State Militaries

StrategyWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

09/12/2019Audio/Video
Bob Murphy uses examples from Dan Carlin’s amazing podcast, Hardcore History , to illustrate the flaws with state-provided military services.
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US Immigration Enforcement: Guilty Until Proven Innocent

ImmigrationLegal System

Blog07/10/2019

"Here's the problem. If you give government a job to do, even one that seems justified in the abstract, it will use its power to make a terrible mess in practice."

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US Will Increase Pressure on Hong Kong In An Attempt to Cripple China's Growing Tech Influence

Global Economy

Blog05/10/2019

Huawei’s 5G global ambitions, coupled with the global trade effort known as the "Belt and Road Initiative" means the US government is motivated to undermine Hong Kong's monetary stability.

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Unlike Real Insurance, Social Security "Insurance" Creates Greater Risk for the Future

Taxes and Spending

Blog04/30/2019

Social Security acts as a sort of "reverse insurance," doling out money now, leaving less for the future.

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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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