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How Gun Control Became an Instrument of Tyranny in Venezuela

Big GovernmentSocialismThe Police State

Blog01/16/2019

Venezuelans are defenseless against a government that runs roughshod over their civil liberties and economic livelihood.

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In Defense of the Gilded Age

U.S. History

Blog01/10/2019

The Gilded Age's enormous gains in incomes and standards of living showed what individuals were capable of creating when the government was shackled.

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Are Gun Rights the Next Target of Corporate Censorship?

Media and CultureMoney and BanksThe Police State

Blog01/03/2019

The US private sector badly needs to de-politicize itself. Also: more government regulation isn't the answer.

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Bipartisan Support for New Federal Gun Controls Is a Red Flag

Big GovernmentThe Police State

Blog12/26/2018

Federal efforts to confiscate property without due process are a problem. Nor is it a coincidence that the targeted property includes personal firearms.

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Venezuela Didn't Need High Oil Prices to Prosper before Chavismo

Blog12/19/2018

In the era of relative market freedom, many of Venezuela's best years were during times of low oil prices. Trying to blame Venezuelan socialism's failure on oil prices only highlights how fragile economies are without markets.

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Gun-Free Zones at School: George H.W. Bush’s Questionable Gun Control Legacy

Blog12/14/2018

 Bush’s policies have not made the world safer for democracy, nor the U.S. safer domestically.

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The Deep State Wants Your Guns

Blog12/11/2018

With direct access to data and regulatory power, unelected bureaucrats can be a greater threat to private and property rights than elected officials.

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A History of Venezuelan Inflation

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog12/07/2018

The Bolívar’s collapse is rather tragic, considering the Bolívar was actually one of Latin Americas’ strongest currencies during Venezuela’s peak from the 1950s to 1970s.

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