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What is Money? Who Controls Money?

Big GovernmentThe FedMonetary PolicyU.S. History

Blog01/30/2024

While the ruling classes insist that money is whatever the government says it is, historically money has been gold. That has not changed even in the age of debased currency.

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Contra Krugman, Policies of Countering Unemployment Are Costly

Big GovernmentEconomic PolicyUnemployment

Blog01/30/2024

Paul Krugman and other Keynesians believe that since workers are unemployed during a recession, government spending to employ them is costless. Instead of creating wealth, these make-work schemes destroy it.

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US Foreign Policy Is a Far Cry from the Founders Intent

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog01/29/2024

The founders of the United States warned against getting entangled in foreign wars. Unfortunately, political elites today seek to expand the US empire, leaving death and destruction in their path.

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Washington’s Planned Theft of Credit Card Benefits

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyFinancial MarketsMoney and Banks

Blog01/29/2024

Congressional Democrats are trying to intervene in a complex and varied market they know little about but that consumers navigate without need of help. This will not end well.

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Legacies of Injustice and Racial Inequality

Property RightsInterventionismPrivate Property

Blog01/27/2024

Progressives argue that free markets stand in the way of economic and racial equality. In fact, free markets are the only vehicle that can help make people more equal.

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The United States Is a Colonial Empire, and an Extremely Successful One

World History

Blog01/27/2024

What is different about the US's empire is that it has been fabulously successful. It is so successful, in fact, that the territories that used to be obvious colonies have ceased to have any distinct political identity. 

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Are We Really All in This Together?

AntipoliticsBureaucracy and RegulationMedia and CultureProgressivism

Blog01/27/2024

Whenever governing elites create a new crisis, they insist that “we're all in this together.” It’s time to ignore their lies altogether.

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Are Free Markets More Dangerous than Regulated Markets?

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree MarketsLibertarianism

Blog01/27/2024

Is the regulatory choice a tradeoff between safety or “breaking a few eggs” via free markets? The logic of allowing for free and unhampered markets is compelling.

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