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No, the American Republic Was Not Founded on Slavery

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog3 hours ago

The fact that some Americans supported slavery in the eighteenth century is not at all remarkable. Most of the world agreed with them. What is remarkable is that many of them sought to abolish slavery in the new republic.

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Why the Economy Isn't Controlled by One Big Corporation

SocialismCalculation and KnowledgeMonopoly and Competition

Blog10/27/2020

Why don't corporations just get bigger and bigger until they take over the whole economy? Unlike states, firms aren't necessarily better off as they get bigger.

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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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Social Media Companies Aren't the Good Guys. They're Also Not Monopolists.

Media and CultureMonopoly and Competition

Blog10/24/2020

Social media has lied about user privacy and has misled the public about the platforms' status as open forums. But none of this makes these companies monopolies. 

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Why Racism Can't Explain Europe's Drive for Conquest and Colonial Power

World History

Blog10/22/2020

Historically, Europeans had few qualms about conquering and enslaving other Europeans. This presents some problems for the narrative claiming that injustices committed by Europeans are motivated primarily by racism.

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How Decades of Media and Faculty Bias Have Pushed America to the Left

EducationMedia and CultureStrategy

Blog10/22/2020

Silicon Valley and the media are moving even further left. This is what is to be expected when a single ideological group controls educational institutions and major media outlets over a period of several decades.

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How Long Can the Fed Keep This Time Bomb from Exploding?

Monetary Policy

Blog10/21/2020

Although the Fed insists otherwise, the central bank really has no tools left except money creation, and the Fed will keep printing money in a panicky attempt to prevent a financial collapse.

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Global Health Bureaucrats Want Even More Power to Impose Their Plans across National Borders

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and Regulation

Blog10/19/2020

Global health bureaucrats would have a much easier time if they could force "renegade" countries like Sweden into line with the power to force a uniform health policy on everyone.

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