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To Understand Economics, First Understand Private Property

World HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog03/06/2021

Rothbard recognized that money and exchange could not develop without first establishing private property. So Rothbard also recognized that it was important to develope theories of how private property might come about. 

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To Stop the Left, America Needs a Rothbardian Right

Decentralization and SecessionDemocracyOld Right

Blog03/06/2021

Thankfully for the American right, there is another alternative to the neoconservatism of William Buckley, the neoliberalism of Milton Friedman, and the paleo-progressivism of Teddy Roosevelt: the libertarian populism of Murray Rothbard.

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This Is What the Progressives Want To Do to Us

U.S. History

Blog03/05/2021

Think of Minneapolis and Portland and then apply that model nationwide. Then you have an idea where progressive radicals want to take us. 

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Taxation through a Rothbardian Lens

Taxes and SpendingInterventionism

Murray Rothbard was a pioneer in analyzing taxation from an Austrian or causal-realist standpoint. However, he never explicitly engaged the standard theory of deadweight loss from taxation. This article develops the Austrian analysis of taxation further toward this end

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The EU's Woes Are a Political Problem, Not an Economic One

Decentralization and SecessionGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

The problem with the European Union is not that it seeks to integrate Europe's economies. The problem comes from attempts to integrate politics as well. 

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The True Cost of Taxation Is Much Higher Than Your Tax Bill

Blog03/03/2021

If we look beyond the mere tax revenue totals, we begin to understand that the cost of taxation to society is far higher than the tax revenue raised and that the costs to society of taxation grow faster than the size of government.

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The Economics and Ethics of Government Default, Part II

Monetary PolicyTaxes and SpendingPhilosophy and Methodology

The economic analysis of repudiation applies to the debt of all levels of government and to all countries. The central question is not how big the government is or how much it owes, but rather whether the debt is funded by taxes.

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The Great Reset, Part V: Woke Ideology

PhilosophyPlanningPolitical Theory

Blog02/27/2021

How would a reset of the mass mind come to pass that would allow for the many elements of the Great Reset to be put into place—without mass rebellion, that is? This is the function of ideology.

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