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How the COVID-19 Lockdowns Will Increase Resentment of the Elderly

Blog05/12/2020

How do the shutdowns increase ageism? Because millions have arguably been thrown out of work in the name of protecting the elderly. The resulting economic devastation comes at the expense of younger workers, parents, students, and families.

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How Shutdowns Will Keep Killing the Economy, Even When They're Over

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog04/24/2020

Part of what made the Great Depression last so long was increased uncertainty about what regulation or tax the government might impose next. Today's looming threat of ongoing "shutdowns" creates a very similar situation.

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How Chile's Protesters Get Inequality and Poverty Wrong

Economic FreedomGlobal Economy

Blog02/18/2020

Allowing the market to operate with minimal government intervention has helped Chile become one of the freest and wealthiest countries in South America, especially when compared to its direct neighbors.

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Huge Debt Got Us Hooked on Petrodollars — and on Saudi Arabia

Blog01/14/2020

Petrodollars and petrodollar recycling are at the heart of what keeps the US debt and money-printing mechanism going. The geopolitical stakes are very high.

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How to Write and Understand History

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog12/28/2019

Economic history is possible only because there is an economic theory capable of throwing light upon economic actions. If there were no economic theory, reports concerning economic facts would be nothing more than a collection of unconnected data open to any arbitrary interpretation.

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How California's Government Plans to Make Wildfires Even Worse

The EnvironmentU.S. History

Blog12/07/2019

The State of California is now forcing insurance companies to cover homeowners who put their houses in some of the most fire-prone areas. What could go wrong?

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How to Avoid Civil War: Decentralization, Nullification, Secession

Decentralization and Secession

Blog12/04/2019

So long as we insist the federal government can force one law, one culture, and one sort of politics on all of America, the US is headed down the road of civil war. Only decentralization and separation can partly defuse the situation.

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Homicides in the US Fall for Second Year as Murder Rate Drops in 38 States

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog10/07/2019

In spite of the fact we are told the US is in the grip of a gun violence crisis, new FBI data shows murder rates dropped for the second year in 2018, falling back near 50-year lows.

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