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How to Cure Poverty

Free MarketsU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog12/28/2017
Henry Hazlitt explains why President Johnson's "War on Poverty" will fail, and how the market — not government — is the path to prosperity.

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Automobiles Freed Us from the Tyranny of Horses

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog12/22/2017
Even when it wasn't in use, a horse owner was always tethered to his horse, either literally or figuratively.

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War Socialism and the Confederate Defeat

U.S. History

Blog12/21/2017
The Confederate government's turn toward war socialism helped seal its fate.

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The Tea Party, Ten Years Later

U.S. History

Blog12/18/2017
There's the antiwar Ron Paul version of the Tea Party movement — and then there's the fake, pro-war Sarah Palin version.

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Was John Brown Sane?

U.S. History

Blog12/14/2017
John Brown was a man driven by religious fanaticism and grandiose ideas. But his sanity, at least clinically speaking, seems to have been in place.

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Two Portraits from the American Civil War

U.S. History

Blog12/09/2017
Among Northerners who rallied for war, nationalism, and not abolitionism, was the dominant factor.

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The US Constitution Was Never Necessary for Military Defense

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog12/07/2017
If the US Constitution had never been anything more than a military alliance, it might have done some good.

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Wedding Cakes Have Nothing to Do With Free Speech

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog12/06/2017
It’s his business. It’s his private property. He has just as much right to discriminate here as he does with his home.

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Why James Madison Hated Democracy

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog12/01/2017
Madison condemned "democracy" because the pro-freedom, pro-decentralization Anti-Federalists valued "the democratic spirit."

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Corporations Can't Oppress Us without the State's Help

Corporate WelfarePovertyU.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

Blog11/27/2017
Fear of a corporate takeover of our lives is based on an incorrect conflation of political and economic power.

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