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The Competing Ideologies for the Collectivist Mind

SocialismWorld History

Blog07/25/2022

Modern socialists claim that Hitler's Nazi regime was the antithesis of socialism. Hitler would have disagreed, as he saw himself and his movement as being primarily socialist.

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The Fallacy of Calls for a "Manhattan Project" to Solve National Economic Challenges

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic Policy

Blog07/23/2022

Politicians, academics, and the media often call for a new Manhattan Project to deal with economic issues. But there is a huge difference between technological problems and economic ones.

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The British Agricultural Revolution Gets No Respect

BiographiesEconomic FreedomProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog07/22/2022

Most people think the Industrial Revolution catapulted humanity into modern comfort, but this narrative leaves out the agricultural revolution that had to come first.

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The Canaries in the Coal Mines Are No Longer Singing

Booms and BustsThe FedInflationBusiness Cycles

Blog07/21/2022

Mortgage companies and realtors are today's canaries. They're in deep trouble, and so are the rest of us. 

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The Federal Reserve Now Is between the Proverbial Rock and a Hard Place

Booms and BustsThe FedBusiness Cycles

Blog07/21/2022

The great credit expansion Alan Greenspan began thirty years ago has finally run its course. The Fed no longer can expand credit to fight the oncoming recession.

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The Language Vandals

PhilosophyPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog07/20/2022

Language is an institution in society. We need to protect it from vandals in the state-linguistic complex.

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Toleration Does Not Require Calling Evil Good

U.S. History

Blog07/18/2022

Bombing private property is bad. So, when someone bombed the pro-eugenics, antihuman Georgia "guidestones," we naturally condemned the bombing. But let's not pretend the monument was a good thing. 

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The Fed Cannot Go Bankrupt; However, It Can Bankrupt the Country

The FedInflationU.S. Economy

Blog07/13/2022

The Keynesians running our economic life may be reassured that the Fed cannot fail in a technical sense, but the public should be appalled.

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