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Distraction as Political Strategy

Blog08/29/2017
Is it a coincidence that while we are fighting about Confederate monuments, we are not focusing on the real plight of the poor and middle class?
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Domestic Politics Is Dictating Our Foreign Policy

Cronyism and CorporatismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/23/2017
The more Trump becomes isolated politically, the more he's likely to try and shore up his base by pandering to the Pentagon and its friends.
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Do Seasonal Adjustments Help Identify Business Cycles?

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog08/17/2017
Without a coherent theory based on purposeful human action, it is not possible to begin to understand the causes of business cycles.
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Decentralize the Gun Laws

Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog08/16/2017
Having the feds impose nationwide reciprocity of gun licensing might sound like a good idea. But it really is just a scheme to federalize gun policy.
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Does Britain Have the World’s Best Health System? Only If You Ignore Outcomes

Health

Blog07/20/2017

Once said to be Britain's national religion, at this point the National Health Service might be more accurately described as Britain’s national cult.

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Don't MacLean on Me

Blog07/18/2017
Here are a few additional mistakes in Nancy MacLean's Democracy in Chains
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Does a Falling Money Supply Cause Recessions?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog07/07/2017
A falling money supply is not the cause of economic contractions. It is usually just a symptom of a larger problem resulting from money-creation out of thin air.
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Did Obamacare Really Save Lives?

HealthPovertyU.S. History

Blog06/29/2017
The actual data do not support the breathless claims that rolling back ObamaCare will literally kill many thousands of Americans.
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