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InflationFinancial MarketsU.S. History
Remember savings bonds? They were popular before the central bank made sure that safe, low-interest investments became a thing of the past.
Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismMedia and Culture
We are witnessing the governmentalization of private industry, the turning of supposedly private enterprises into state apparatuses, and the growth of the state through putatively private extensions of it.
Big GovernmentPolitical Theory
Grand invocations that "I will unify us" are actually shorthand for "We mean to get our way, regardless of others' well-being and desire."
As Ludwig von Mises said, “whoever wants peace among nations must seek to limit the state and its influence most strictly.” This is applicable to peace within nations, too.
Booms and BustsFinancial Markets
Circa casino’s new three-story, 78 million–pixel, high-definition screen in its sportsbook gambling compound may represent a new frontier in mega–building trends similar to those of skyscrapers.
The winner doesn’t represent “the nation.” There is no consensus. We’re not coming together “as a people.” These tired slogans should now strike every intelligent person as nonsense.
Probably no other belief is now so much a threat to liberty…as the one that democracy, by itself alone, guarantees liberty.
Decentralization and Secession
"Countries threaten to split apart when their people seem hopelessly divided….We’re less united today than we’ve been at any time since the Civil War."