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Politicians Concerned about Violence Should Start by Ending Their Wars and Their Police State

U.S. History

Blog3 hours ago

When politicians claim to deplore violence, its hard to take them seriously when they have a long track record of supporting brutal and arbitrary violence both at home and abroad. 

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America’s "Great Men" and the Constitutional Convention

U.S. History

Blog04/14/2021

The nationalists in favor of a new constitution in 1787 sent their richest, most schooled,  and most "distinguished" men. Fortunately for them, ceteris paribus, the more distinguished any given gathering, the more statist and reactionary it will likely be. 

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If the Nordic Countries Are Socialist, So Are These Less-Impressive Countries

Global Economy

Blog04/14/2021

Have you ever noticed that it's only the wealthy Nordic countries that are singled out as being "socialist"? Places like Greece and Italy, which are more socialistic than Scandinavia, never seem to warrant a mention on this topic. 

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When Measured by Real-World Outcomes, Capitalism Delivers

World History

Blog04/14/2021

if we actually examine the record of markets versus socialist regimes, we find that markets perform much better in terms of income growth, environmental quality, and the empowerment of women. 

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Printing Money Can't Replace Real Savings

Money and Banking

Blog04/13/2021

If monetary stimulus could strengthen real economic growth, then world poverty would have been eliminated a long time ago.

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India's Crypto-Clueless Regulators

Money and Banks

Blog04/13/2021

I would be silly to suggest that I know the precise potential of cryptocurrencies, but I would be even sillier if I were to say that the Indian government does.

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State Legislatures Are Finally Limiting Governors' Emergency Powers

U.S. History

Blog04/12/2021

The covid-19 lockdowns have unexpectedly brought into clear view the fact governors wield immense power over the daily lives of Americans. Some state legislatures have moved to limit this power. Better late than never. 

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Critics Claim Bitcoin Is a Threat to the Environment. They're Wrong.

Money and Banking

Blog04/12/2021

Opponents of bitcoin now claim that bitcoin mining causes global warming and is an environmental threat. But the boom-bust cycles caused by central banks and their fiat money are far worse than any carbon footprint bitcoin can produce.

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