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Can the Stock Market Protect Wealth Better Than Gold and Silver?

InflationGlobal EconomyStrategy

Blog10/02/2020

Trying to stay ahead of the government printing press is the modern citizen’s constant worry.

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Can Governments Really Make the Workplace Safer?

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog09/24/2020

What bureaucrats call "safety" often just means lower wages and more unemployment. This hardly provides workers with a safer and more secure life overall.

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Compulsory vs. Free Education

Education

Blog09/23/2020

Compulsory public schooling is like having the government use the taxpayers' money to set up a nationwide chain of public newspapers and then compelling all people to read them.

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Carter vs. Reagan: The Last Semi-Intelligent Presidential Race

Free MarketsU.S. History

Blog09/23/2020

Jimmy Carter doesn't get credit for his deregulation efforts, but his initiatives probably were as significant a boost to the economy as any president has accomplished since 1980.

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Comparing Latin America's Economic Models: Left vs. Right

Economic FreedomWorld History

Twenty-first-century socialism, which has been so popular in Latin America for many years, has failed in a way that mirrors the failure of twentieth-century socialism in other parts of the world.

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Colonial Exploitation Did Not Fuel the West's Economic Development

PovertyWorld History

Blog08/29/2020

The West did not need resources from "Third World" colonies to attain economic development. In fact, colonialism was a result of the West's development, and not its cause.

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Cato's Letters on the "Loveliness and Advantages" of Political Liberty

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog08/15/2020

As Ronald Hamowy put it, Cato's Letters is “unmatched for its breadth and vigor in the literature of the period.”

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Calculating GDP Correctly

Other Schools of Thought

Blog08/12/2020

There are many reasons we should be skeptical of the GDP statistic. But it is nonetheless important to understand how it is calculated.

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