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Entrepreneurs Are Motivated by Profit, Not Risk

The Entrepreneur

Blog06/02/2021

A capitalist never chooses that investment in which, according to his understanding of the future, the danger of losing his input is smallest. He chooses that investment in which he expects to make the highest possible profits.

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The Abuse of Public Debt—and How It Sets the Stage for Economic Disaster

U.S. History

The majority of economists, who assume recent historical trends will continue forever, forget that nonlinearity in economics means that cause-and-effect relationships can remain dormant for a long time, only to manifest themselves with unusual force later on.

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The Case of Joe Rogan: Vaccine Policy and Freedom of Speech

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog06/01/2021

For politically "sensitive" subjects, authorities do not accept deviations from their official story. This deleterious...

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Private Security Isn't Enough: Why America Needs Militias

War and Foreign Policy

Blog06/01/2021

Private security tends to provide its services to the highest bidder. And you know that almost always ends up being the regime itself. Corn farmers just can’t cut the same kinds of checks that tax farmers can.

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Why Are Progressives Obsessed with the Transgender Policies at the College of the Ozarks?

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog05/31/2021

Anyone considering going to the very conservative College of the Ozarks knows what he's getting into. Yet the Biden administration has launched a war on this tiny college in the name of "equality" for transgendered students who have no reason to ever set foot there.

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Private Security Apps May Be the Future of Neighborhood Policing

Legal System

Blog05/31/2021

We're beginning to see some early attempts by private firms to provide simple, affordable private security beyond wealthy or corporate clients. 

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The Worst-Kept Secret in America: High Inflation Is Back

Money and Banks

Blog05/29/2021

From wood to copper to corn, prices for basic necessities for both production and consumption are rising to multiyear highs. The Fed says it has everything under control, but the Fed has a terrible track record in both predictions and executing its plans. 

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Economic Cannibalism Will Not Save Mexico, or Any Other Country

Central Banks

Blog05/29/2021

It seems absurd to have to point out that economic cannibalism, even in the face of a virus, cannot produce anything but devastation, but alas, we live in absurd times. 

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