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The Last Lie Government Will Ever Tell

DemocracyProgressivismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog20 min ago

Western governments seem to relish a clash with Russia, despite the spectre of nuclear war should things escalate too far. If so, it will be a conflict built on lies told by government lies.

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The Myth of "Economic Power"

Blog03/25/2023

“Economic power,” then, is simply the right under freedom to refuse to make an exchange. Every man has this power. Political power, on the other hand, is something very different.

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Democracy Created Canada’s Lethal Healthcare System

Bureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismSocialism

Blog03/25/2023

Canadian politicians tout their healthcare system as morally superior to private medicine. There is nothing moral about relegating thousands of people to death each year for lack of medical care.

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Climate Activism: The Second Children’s Crusade

The EnvironmentProgressivismWorld History

Blog03/24/2023

The "first" Children's Crusade of 1212 ended in tragedy for those taking part. The "second" crusade is not going to produce any happy endings, either.

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The Rise of the Medical Security State

Bureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismThe Police State

Blog03/24/2023

What happens when covid becomes the excuse for a lawless authoritarianism?

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Karl Marx Was Not an Economist

SocialismOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog03/24/2023

Karl Marx may have been a philosopher or just someone with an opinion. He was not, however, an economist.

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Statism Is Destroying Real Wages

Money and Banks

Blog03/23/2023

If even in the years when the mainstream said that there was “no inflation,” we all saw costs rise well above real wage growth, imagine what is happening now.

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Don't Take Liberties with Liberty

AntipoliticsFree Markets

Blog03/23/2023

When politicians speak of "freedom," they usually mean expropriating wealth from one person and giving it to another. That is not freedom at all. Perhaps a better word to use is "liberty."

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