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US Labor Market: Help Wanted!

Booms and BustsInflationUnemployment

Blog12/26/2022

Unemployment remains low but for the wrong reasons. Low unemployment rates are not a sign that the economy is doing well.

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Woodrow Wilson's Christmas Grift of 1913

Central BanksCronyism and CorporatismThe FedProgressivism

Blog12/26/2022

Two days before Christmas, 1913, the infamous "creature from Jekyll Island," the Federal Reserve System, was birthed into our body politic. It has been devouring the economy ever since.

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Reclaiming the Antistate Roots of Christmas

The Police StateWorld History

Blog12/24/2022

Shortly after hearing about the birth of Jesus, Herod the king tried to have the child murdered. Indeed, Herod's oppressive rule and the predations of the Roman state play a huge role in the Christmas story.

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How Capitalism Made Christmas a Holiday for Children

U.S. History

Blog12/24/2022

It is no coincidence that the boom in mass-produced goods made specifically for children, "coincided closely with the rise of the middle-classes, industry, and capitalism." 

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How Marxism Abuses Ethics and Science to Deceive Its Followers

Free MarketsSocialismHistory of the Austrian School of EconomicsOther Schools of Thought

Blog12/24/2022

While socialists posit socialism as a humane and ethical system, it is anything but that. Mises understood its brutality long before socialism gripped the world.

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Budget Deficit Hits Monthly Record Due to Biden’s Policies

Economic PolicyProgressivismTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog12/23/2022

Federal budget deficits are increasing, but the Biden administration shows no signs of restraining its spending. This is not going to end well.

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Since Covid Lockdowns, New York Lost More of Its Population than Any Other State

U.S. History

Blog12/23/2022

The migration data from 2020 to 2022 backs up the idea that a great many people are moving from restrictionist covid states to states where the public health technocrats have less power.

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R.G. Collingwood on the Collapse of Civilization

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog12/23/2022

Why do societies implode into a mass of statism and tyranny? David Gordon finds some answers with philosopher R.G. Collingwood.

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