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How Capitalists Improve Human Productivity

CapitalismProduction Theory

Blog09/07/2020

Capitalists, acting as intermediaries between present production and future consumption, are the key players in every capitalistic economy.

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Human Diversity and Individual Instruction

Education

Blog09/05/2020

One of the worst injustices committed by states is the prevention of parental teaching of their own children. Parental instruction conforms to the ideal arrangement. It is, after all, individualized instruction.

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How Capitalists Serve the Public Interest

Blog09/05/2020

Many view "the rich" as people sitting on sacks of money doing nothing with it. The truth is capitalists use capital to produce goods and services which benefit the public.

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How Germany's Lockdowns Have Fostered Resentment and Violence among the Nation's Youth

Legal SystemMedia and CultureThe Police State

Blog08/29/2020

The economic and social damage done by lockdowns in Germany has fallen largely on the young, especially as older workers hold most of the secure and lucrative government jobs.

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How the CARES Act Is Still Kicking the Can

Booms and BustsMoney and Banks

Blog08/27/2020

Despite double-digit unemployment rates, banks are keeping loan-loss provisions low, no doubt assuming Uncle Sam will keep everyone’s boat afloat. But all good things come to an end.

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How Unscientific Covid Policies Are Harming Birthing Mothers and Their Newborns

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog08/25/2020

American healthcare practitioners already do a relatively poor job of caring for birthing mothers. Haphazard and harmful covid prevention policies show an alarming disregard for their mental and physical well-being.

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How Government Healthcare Has Reduced Access to Hospital Beds

Blog08/24/2020

If we want to understand the numbers behind the need to "flatten the curve," we must look at how government programs like Medicare have reduced hospital capacity in recent decades.

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How Slavery Reparations Turned into Just Another Welfare Program

SocialismTaxes and Spending

Blog08/21/2020

Over time, the demand for reparations has evolved from a demand to compensate specific victims to became just another call for more funding from a national welfare state.

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