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China Was Desperate for a Trade Deal, but the G-20 Agreement is a Mirage

Global EconomyProtectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog12/04/2018

This trade deal is not only vague, conditional and temporary — it will fail to stop the global economic slowdown.

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Congressman Threatens to Bomb Gun Owners Who Don't Submit to Gun Control

Blog12/03/2018

Former government prosecutor and current congressman Eric Swalwell would love the chance to prosecute and imprison millions of Americans who fail to turn in their guns.

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Connor Boyack: Explaining the State to Kids

Media and CultureStrategy

11/23/2018Audio/Video
Connor Boyack and Jeff Deist discuss the importance of offering an early alternative to the fantasyland view of the state that kids get in schools.
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Capitalism Means Less Waste — Because More Waste Means Less Profit

The EnvironmentProduction TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog11/17/2018

The concept of "productive complements" shows us how capitalists have long sought to make as much use as they can of every part of the materials they use to make goods.

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Coffee Sellers Are Not Fundamentally Different from Banks

Blog11/14/2018

Whether dealing in coffee or loans, failed entrepreneurs can cost a lot of people a lot of money. But that's not a reason to bail out any of them.

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Canadian Medicare as a Model for the United States

HealthTaxes and SpendingFiscal Theory

11/08/2018Audio/Video
In this 42-minute talk, Canadian historian and political scientist Ronald Hamowy discusses the basics of how Canadian healthcare works, plus the many rarely-mentioned true costs of the system.
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Cannabis Victories!

Big GovernmentHealthThe Police StateInterventionism

Blog11/07/2018

There were three important victories related to cannabis, i.e., marijuana, legalization and only the most radical measure failed.

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