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Gun Control: Americans Have Been Lucky during the COVID-19 Panic, but It's Still a Toss-Up

Decentralization and SecessionStrategy

Blog04/16/2020

So far, when it comes to disarming the population, governments haven't been quite as terrible as one might have predicted during the COVID-19 panic.

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Government Victims and Entreprenurial Failure: Two Types of Conoranvirus Bankruptcies

Booms and BustsEntrepreneurship

Blog04/14/2020

The coronavirus crisis has unleashed two types of bankruptcies that are very different, have different causes, and should require different solutions.

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Government Overreach in the Age of COVID-19

Big GovernmentSocialism

Blog04/10/2020

To ensure that the United States moves past this pandemic, we must minimize government infringements of civil liberties and maximize the incentives of private businesses and individuals who want to assist in our efforts to combat this “invisible enemy.”

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Governments Can't Fix This Economic Crisis They Caused

Global EconomyInterventionism

Blog03/27/2020

The US and the world will rise from this crisis. What the government has to do is allow it. The government is there to facilitate, not to pick winners and losers.

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Government Is No Match for the Coronavirus

Decentralization and SecessionFree MarketsHealth

Blog03/18/2020

The coronavirus crisis must cause us to rethink the idea governments can manage these situations. It is absolutely true that most private industry can be trusted, because the alternative for poor or unscrupulous providers is failure.

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Greater Idaho Movement Is the Latest Indicator of a Shift toward Decentralization

Decentralization and Secession

Blog03/11/2020

Recently disgruntled residents of rural counties in southwest Oregon have been organizing a petition to move Idaho’s border westward to form a “Greater Idaho” that could also potentially include parts of Northern California.

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Governments Are Using the Coronavirus to Distract from Their Own Failures

Big GovernmentGlobal Economy

Blog03/04/2020

The coronavirus impact adds to an already weak and bloated global economy that was showing poor growth, high debt, and an evidently disappointing earnings season before any epidemic was included in estimates.

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Government "Fixes" for the Trade Balance Are Worse Than Any Trade Deficit

Protectionism and Free TradeValue and Exchange

Blog02/14/2020

The national trade account balance is of little economic significance and is a sterile concept. But the government’s attempts to "fix" it can have many harmful effects.

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