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Biggar Thy Neighbor

PaternalismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/30/2022

Is there a case for an American empire? Professor Nigel Biggar of Oxford University believes so, but David Gordon sets him straight.

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The Secessionist French Classical Liberals: Molinari and Dunoyer

Decentralization and Secession

Blog09/30/2022

Radical Charles Dunoyer wanted "the municipalization of the world" by which states would be broken up and forced to compete both with the private sector and with countless other states.

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What Drove the Industrial Revolution in Britain? It Wasn't Slavery

World History

Blog09/30/2022

Some claim that slavery was the main reason for the success of the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain, but the answer lies elsewhere.

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Unscrambling Socialism from Our Economic Order: Wisdom from Leonard Read

Free MarketsSocialism

Blog09/29/2022

Leonard Read had much to say about how socialism already was entangled in our economic and social order.

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Central Banks Claim to Preserve the Value of Money through Inflation

Central BanksInflation

Blog09/29/2022

Central banks claim that their main purposes are to help an economy maintain high rates of employment and price stability. Ironically, they claim to do this through inflation targets.

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In Latest Recession Signal, Money-Supply Growth Plummeted to a Three-Year Low in August

Money Supply

Blog09/28/2022

The money supply is on a long and fast downward trajectory. This points toward recession and is just one more indicator of economic weakness in addition to negative GDP and an inverted yield curve. 

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No, Ordinary Russians Are Not Responsible for the Crimes of the Russian Regime

World History

Blog09/28/2022

In wartime, politicians frequently attempt to claim that all the citizens of foreign states are guilty of all the crimes their regimes commit. This is a modern invention, and a barbaric one.

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History Repeats Itself: Abandoning Sound Money Leads to Tyranny and Ruin

The FedInflationProgressivismGold StandardMonetary Theory

Blog09/28/2022

The current bout of inflation is the latest disaster in a string of disasters caused by government debasement of once sound money.

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