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The Italian City-Republics Were the Manhattan of the Twelfth Century

DemocracyEconomic FreedomWorld History

Blog01/17/2023

The move from feudalism to the relatively free capitalist societies occurred slowly, beginning with the emergence of the city-states in Italy in Medieval Europe.

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The Politicization of Procreation: The Ultimate in "the Personal Is Political"

PoliticsProgressivism

Blog01/16/2023

Gloria Steinem declared, "The personal is political." Today, politics has reached into family life and even procreation itself, an unhappy trend for unhappy people.

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The Fed Is a Purely Political Institution, and It's Definitely Not a Bank.

Money and Banks

Blog01/16/2023

The Federal Reserve is no more "private" than the Environmental Protection Agency, and through its special government status, the Fed inflicts many economic crimes on regular people. 

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Just Say No to the New Forever War

ProgressivismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog01/16/2023

American and European political elites seem to be wanting the Russia-Ukraine war to be fought to the last Ukranian and have done nothing to bring peace. It's time for a change.

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The Government Throws Money at Heart Disease, but Prevention Is Better than Cure

Bureaucracy and RegulationPolitics

Blog01/14/2023

Americans spend billions of dollars on treating heart disease. Prevention is cheaper, but thanks to perverse government incentives, preventing heart disease takes a backseat to medical spending.

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Australia: The Nation Founded by British Convicts Embraced Entrepreneurship

Free MarketsWorld HistoryEntrepreneurship

Blog01/14/2023

Australia is famous for its laid-back culture and for being founded by convicts from Great Britain. It also should be famous for its embrace of entrepreneurship.

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Make No Mistake, War Hawk American Policy Helped Start This War in Ukraine

ProgressivismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog01/13/2023

When the Soviet Union collapsed more than thirty years ago, US and European political elites sought to isolate and threaten Russia. The result has been war, destruction, and death, none of it necessary.

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Yes, Virginia, There IS a Deep State—and It Is Worse than You Think

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismU.S. History

Blog01/13/2023

We like to think of the "deep state" as a conspiratorial entity. In reality, the term describes much of what the federal government does in broad daylight.

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