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How Defamation Suits Are Used to Stifle Free Speech

U.S. History

Blog06/07/2021

There is no place in a free society for a government that sues private citizens for defamation. But even between private parties, defamation suits are often used by the powerful to silence others.

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Why "Wild Swings" in Crypto Prices Are Not Really a Problem

U.S. History

Blog06/07/2021

Price "stability" has never been a feature of a free marketplace.  Stability is an obsession of central banks, and the day may come when central bankers intervene to "stabilize" crypto prices. That will be a bad thing. 

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Why Corporate Lobbyists and Special Interest Groups Won't Go Away

U.S. History

Blog06/06/2021

Today, the political system really is in many ways what H.L. Mencken suggested when he described elections as a sort of "advance auction of stolen goods." The only answer lies in reducing the number of stolen goods available.

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The Origins of Keynesian Economics: How Did It Get So Popular?

World History

Blog06/05/2021

Keynes's early critics repeatedly demolished Keynes's theories, pointing  out countless fallacies behind the so-called "new economics." Yet Keynes and his theories only gained in popularity. Why? 

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How Marriage Patterns May Have Helped Fuel Europe's Rise to Wealth

World History

Blog06/05/2021

Many factors help explain the rise of the West, including both decentralization and the embrace of laissez-faire. But Europe's unusual pattern of family formation is also a likely and important factor. 

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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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How Facebook Turned Its Market Success into a Culture War on America

U.S. History

Blog06/04/2021

Corporate America—from Facebook to Google to Major League Baseball—got rich by giving the consumers what they want. Now these big firms will use their riches to crush their ideological enemies. That's life in a "mixed economy." 

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Canadian Secession: Then and Now

World History

Blog06/03/2021

Just as Canada had the right to secede from Britain, so too do the provinces and territories have a right to secede from Canada. Today, secession may be Alberta’s remedy against the Canadian regime's abuses.

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