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Reparations for Government-Imposed Property Theft Are Justified and Necessary

ProgressivismProperty Rights

Blog04/22/2022

Reparations is a buzzword in the present political climate, but most plans involve an expansion of the welfare state. But there is a form of reparations that is legitimate.

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Disney's Corporate Welfare Is Modern Mercantilism

U.S. Economy

Blog04/22/2022

Disney's special legal status in Florida is reminiscent of the mercantilist corporations of old. They were granted favors at the expense of ordinary businesses who did not enjoy the favor of state officials. 

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It Is Time To End the Fixation with Federal Law Enforcement

The Police State

Blog04/22/2022

For many years, conservatives have held the FBI as being nearly infallible. It is time to rethink this devotion to a federal agency that pursues its own political agendas.

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There's a Reason George Washington Warned against "Entangling Relationships"

War and Foreign Policy

Blog04/21/2022

America's Cold War relationships have created conditions for very hot wars to take place. The current war in Ukraine is part of that sorry Cold War legacy.

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Do Conspiracies Really Exist? Murray Rothbard Thought So

AnarchyPhilosophySocialismThe Police State

Blog04/20/2022

The quickest way to discredit an intellectual opponent is to accuse that person of being a "conspiracy theorist." But what happens when real conspiracies occur?

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Expect Washington to Throw a Fit over China's New Deal with the Solomon Islands

Money and BanksWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/20/2022

Washington regards the entire world as its "sphere of influence." But now Beijing is looking to follow the US playbook on hegemony and expand Beijing's network of military bases abroad.

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The Great Reset VII: Capitalism for the Rich and Socialism for the Poor

Cronyism and CorporatismGlobal EconomyPolitical Theory

Blog04/20/2022

Michael Rectenwald takes on the progressive canard of "socialism for the rich, capitalism for the poor," in which the government protects the wealthy but throws everyone else to the tender mercies of rapacious capitalism.

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Vietnam Should Have Been the End of US Foreign Intervention. It Wasn't, and the World Is Worse Off

War and Foreign Policy

Blog04/20/2022

Remember "the lessons of Vietnam"? For all of the talk in Washington of avoiding similar conflicts in the future, US policy has been to intervene even more aggressively than it did pre-Vietnam.

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