U.S. History

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Our Republic's First Economist

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog08/18/2018

With printing of the Continental notes in 1775, Webster feared people would think you could finance the Revolutionary War by printing paper money. We should have listened!

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The Deep State's Long Enmity Toward Iranians

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/11/2018

The US deep state’s hatred of the Iranian people goes back a long way, at least as far back as 1953. 

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On the Fed, Trump Channels Tricky Dick

U.S. History

Blog08/10/2018

Trump has certainly changed his tune on low interest rates since he was elected.

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More Evidence that the US Constitution Does Not Mandate Federal Control of Immigration

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog08/02/2018

Regulation of immigrants was almost exclusively the domain of state governments during the first 100 years of the United States. Many doubted if federal involvement was Constitutional.

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When LBJ Assaulted a Fed Chairman

Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking

Blog07/31/2018

Naturally, Fed chairmen claim they are never influenced by politicians who threaten them. But it would by naïve to take this at face value.

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40 Years of Pummeling the Postal Service

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog07/27/2018

At this point, the Postal Service is rapidly becoming little more than an income maintenance program for the 630,000 employees.

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You Now Can't Leave the U.S. Unless the IRS Lets You

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Police StateU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog07/13/2018

Looking more like an old-school authoritarian regime, the US government now has the power to revoke your passport if you owe taxes. 

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Racially-Motivated Laws Are a Real Thing — And They End up Targeting Everyone

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog07/13/2018

It's important to recognize racially-motivated laws often have negative consequences for all members of society.

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The Supreme Court Is Much Too Powerful

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog07/10/2018

A handful of judges in Washington, DC, do nothing to protect our freedoms. In fact, they are a grave threat to freedom.

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Woodrow Wilson and the Tariff: Lessons for Today

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog07/09/2018

Since the Tariff Act of 1789, the tariff has been the playground of special interests, and used as a means of rewarding political friends, and harming political enemies.

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