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Democratic Socialism and Regular Socialism Have the Same Goal

Political Theory

Blog01/29/2019

The socialists recognized the many material benefits offered by capitalism. Their mistake was thinking that total equality could be achieved as well.

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Decentralization Is the Solution to the Government Shutdown

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/18/2019

Not everything needs to turn into a nationwide systemic problem when the federal government is a political mess. We ought to decentralize now to limit the damage the feds can do.

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Dr. Robert Murphy on the Dubious Economics of Climate Change

The EnvironmentStrategy

12/07/2018Audio/Video
Dr. Robert Murphy joins Jeff Deist to discuss how the political landscape and media narratives fail to consider obvious choices and trade-offs inherent in the climate change debate.
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Does China Have Enough Gold to Move Toward Hard Currency?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/17/2018

Decades ago, the Chinese state began to accumulate gold merely as part of a makeshift backup plan. But it may have ended up with enough gold to make a real move away from fiat currency, which would be a disaster for its Western competitors.

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Deficits Do Matter: Debt Payments Will Consume Trillions of Dollars in Coming Years

Taxes and Spending

Blog10/27/2018

In coming years, interest payments on debt will increasingly pull money away from programs like Medicare and military spending.

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Don't Expect Any Spending Cuts Under Trump

Big GovernmentTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog10/03/2018

With the end of the 2018 fiscal year, we're seeing just how much Donald Trump loves to spend government money.

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Daniel McAdams on Who's Funding War Propaganda

Media and CultureWar and Foreign Policy

06/08/2018Audio/Video
Daniel McAdams discusses how groups funding war propaganda prevent anti-interventionist voices from being heard.
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