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The Left Argues Slavery Was an Economic Blessing. Here's Why They Are Wrong.

Labor and WagesU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog08/20/2019

Slavery was a monstrously unfair and immoral institution. It was also inefficient, compared to a system based on free labor.

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If Deficits Are This Huge Now, What Happens When the Recession Hits?

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog08/16/2019

It is troubling that after a decade of an economic expansion, the US government is still spending money as it does during and immediately following a recession. It is as if the economy is now in a state of permanent "stimulus."

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2020 Candidates Offer New Government Ponzi Schemes

Taxes and SpendingU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog08/07/2019

So how has the modern Democrat party built on its proud legacy of such Ponzi schemes like Social Security? By adding new ones.

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Wars and Domestic Massacres

Legal SystemU.S. History

The greatest single contribution we could make to ending killing and violence is to end America's foreign wars.

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The United States Is Not a Nation: The Problem with "National Conservatism"

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog07/31/2019

The United States is not a nation. From the very beginning it was more of a collection of various nations united by ideas of political unity and by fairly high levels of tolerance for other groups within that union. The US certainly contains nations, but it was never a single nation.

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Courage Is Contagious

StrategyU.S. History

Blog07/31/2019

Justin Raimondo said things that were painful to hear. He said things that needed saying. He encouraged me. He encouraged friends of mine. He encouraged colleagues of mine.

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Capitalism Isn't the Reason We're Unhappy

PovertyU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog07/26/2019

The theory goes like this: capitalism combines with consumerism and advertising to make us sad, lonely, and forever chasing after material goods. So we consume endlessly and the Machiavellian capitalists reap the rewards. It's not a great theory.

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Markets Can Give Us Both Greater Income Equality and Greater Economic Growth

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog07/15/2019

The modern norm is that economic growth causes measured income inequality to increase. But to  have greater income equality and greater economic growth. It simply requires more free market policies and less government interventionism.

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Debunking Income-Inequality Research

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog07/13/2019

Most income inequality stats provide a cloudy and confusing picture of the real situation. Even worse, these stats are used to justify a wide variety of tax hikes and government interventions.

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Privateers: An Example of Private-Sector Military Defense

The EntrepreneurU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog07/10/2019

One of the most instructive of all examples from maritime history is that of privateering, that is, the employment of profit-seeking, private armed ships during wartime.

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