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The Idea that Democracy Is the Same as Liberty Is a Weapon in the Hands of Despots

Blog11/03/2020

Probably no other belief is now so much a threat to liberty…as the one that democracy, by itself alone, guarantees liberty.

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The Benefits of Secession Are Becoming Increasingly Obvious

Decentralization and Secession

Blog10/31/2020

"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."

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The Fed's Balance Sheet May Be Headed to $40–$50 Trillion

The FedFinancial MarketsTaxes and Spending

Blog10/30/2020

If the current thinking continues, the world’s central banks will buy whatever paper governments issue. The result by the end of the decade will be a Federal Reserve balance sheet totaling $40 to $50 trillion. 

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The Seen and the Unseen of Covid-19

Blog10/28/2020

It’s not enough to evaluate the short-term consequences of a policy for one small group. If you want to know the long-term consequences or the real consequence of it, you look at the long-term effects on everybody.

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Trump's Executive Order on Race and Sex Lessens the Political Madness Thrown at Men

Legal SystemPolitical Theory

Blog10/27/2020

People object to government involvement in issues of discrimination, and justly so, but government is already involved to the hilt, and Trump's Executive Order on Race and Sex Stereotyping seeks to take several steps back.

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The Privilege of Politics

ProgressivismMedia and Culture

Blog10/22/2020

In 2020, privilege manifests as political extortion. Push back against these bullies.

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The Trillion-Dollar F-35 Fighter Program Does Not Make Americans Safer

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog10/21/2020

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program is not worthy of a massive investment by the taxpayer—especially since the program doesn't make Americans any safer. 

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Toward a Political Economy of Climate Change

Blog10/17/2020

In the thinking of many experts, all problems and solutions are geared to the mindset of central planners—of people like themselves. Climate scientists mistakenly believe themselves solely qualified to determine public policy for everyone else.

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