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War and Competition between States

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog09/19/2022

"War acknowledges no limit to the sacrifices which [the state] may demand of a nation, and governments must necessarily have an equal power of compelling those sacrifices."

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Declassify Everything!

Bureaucracy and RegulationLibertarianism

Blog09/19/2022

Instead of worrying about which documents Donald Trump may or may not have had in his Florida home, the real issue is the proliferation of state secrets that should not be secrets at all.

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Germany's (and Europe's) Self-Inflicted Upcoming Energy Crunch

Global EconomyStrategyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/19/2022

At the urging of the United States, Germany and other European governments have levied sanctions against Russia. In reality, these governments have levied sanctions against themselves and their citizens.

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Socialism Is Not Groupthink, but Statethink: A Brief Comment on Jordan Peterson

Socialism

Blog09/17/2022

Jordan Peterson has linked identity politics to socialism. Instead, socialism is about empowering the state.

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The Truth about American Inequality

U.S. History

"Our welfare spending is probably the highest in the world. It is only “laissez-faire” in the sense that we have ... a very large charitable sector as well."

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The "Stunning Success" of the Green Revolution Is Yet Another Progressive Myth

Economic PolicyProgressivismSocialismWorld History

An enduring progressive myth is that thanks to Western technologies and compassionate NGOs, American agricultural scientists saved the developing world via the Green Revolution. Not surprisingly, the truth is found elsewhere.

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The Fed's "Full Employment" Mandate Is a Mandate for Inflation

Money and Banks

Blog09/17/2022

Congress tells the Fed to maximize employment and also have low inflation. But in reality the Fed usually chooses to ignore inflation and instead "stimulate" employment with inflation.  

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When "Decolonialization" Creates More Problems than It Allegedly Solves

World History

Blog09/16/2022

The academic and political buzzword today is "decolonialization," but what happens when good laws are discarded on the flimsy basis that they were established during a colonial era?

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