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Abolish Seditious Conspiracy Laws

U.S. History

Blog10 hours ago

The January 6 trials remind us violence against a person or property should be prosecuted as exactly that, and not as a special category of crime against the regime.

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Renewables and EVs in the Grip of Lesseps Syndrome

SocialismStrategyU.S. Economy

Blog12/02/2022

The so-called green energy strategy is no strategy at all. Instead, it is an attempt to cripple the energy industries in vain hopes that renewables will magically cover the energy shortfall.

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An Economist Examines US Foreign Policy and Finds It Wanting

LiberalismProgressivismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog12/02/2022

Economist Christopher Coyne of George Mason University uses economic logic to expose the follies of militaristic US policies overseas.

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Double Your Gift Today!

Blog12/02/2022

Dr. Gary Schlarbaum, one of our generous supporters, has again offered to match donations to the Institute received through December 11. Please donate today and double your support!

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Who Has Better Ethics, the Social Security System or Bernie Madoff?

Big GovernmentEconomic FreedomU.S. Economy

Blog12/02/2022

Nearly everyone has heard of Bernie Madoff and rightly associates his name with financial fraud. Yet, the Social Security system is built on a Ponzi scheme similar to what Madoff created.

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The Fed Is Not "a Good Idea that Became Corrupt": It Always Was Corrupt

The FedProgressivismU.S. History

Blog12/01/2022

It is easy to think of the Fed as a good institution that simply lost its way. In truth, it was a bad idea and a bad institution from its beginning.

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How the State Seized Control of Marriage

World History

Blog12/01/2022

State regulation of marriage—and the ensuing secularization of marriage that followed—is a historical development that was part of the larger trend toward the expansion of state power.

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Deflation Is Not a Problem: Reversing It Is

Central BanksInflationKeynes

Blog12/01/2022

Keynesian economists claim that deflation is as bad or worse than inflation. But deflation not only reverses inflation's bad effects but also allows new wealth creation.

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