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How the Constitutional Convention Vastly Expanded the Powers of the President

U.S. History

Blog05/25/2021

After centralizing political power in the presidency to a level unfathomable to most Americans, the nationalists had succeeded, and the new Constitution was ready to be sprung upon an unsuspecting country. 

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How Families Fuel Economic Development

Labor and Wages

Blog05/20/2021

Stable families offer better conditions for specialization and economies of scale. This in turn fuels both social and economic development. 

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How Covid Put an End to Your Right to Due Process

Property Rights

Blog05/18/2021

The covid panic brought an end to due process in many ways. Among these are the end of speedy trials and the end of a timely hearing for landlords to obtain evictions. Meanwhile, governments have seized private businesses with no due process at all. 

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How Monetary Expansion Creates Income and Wealth Inequality

Blog05/17/2021

Economic inequality caused by money printing benefits most those who claim to stand up for "the little guy" and denounce "trickle-down" markets. But there is nothing more "trickle down" than government money printing from on high.

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How Trillions in Newly Printed Money Created a Labor Shortage

Labor and Wages

Blog05/03/2021

The US has millions of idle workers. In a normal economy this would put a damper on demand. But in our money-printing economy, consumer demand is surging even as production falls behind. An employment bubble is the result. 

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How Markets Have Delivered More Economic Equality

Poverty

Blog04/28/2021

People must still compete for resources in a socialist economy. In fact, the competition is intense. On the other hand, thanks to markets, basic necessities—and even basic luxuries—are now more more accessible than ever. 

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How the Feds Blackmail Colleges and Universities

Education

Blog04/08/2021

It's becoming increasingly clear that Christian schools that accept federal funds will soon have to make a choice between abandoning those funds or fully embracing the ruling class's views of gender politics. 

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How the "Bourgeois Deal" Enriched the World

Book ReviewsWorld History

Blog03/31/2021

One of the most striking facts of world history: since about 1800, there has been an enormous increase in the average standard of living throughout the world. Before that date, almost everyone was poor, but then things changed.

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