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Taxation, Slavery, and Consent

Labor and WagesU.S. History

Blog08/18/2017
Slavery has never been defined by the brutality of the conditions under which a person labored; but by the lack of consent.

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Do Seasonal Adjustments Help Identify Business Cycles?

Booms and BustsBusiness Cycles

Blog08/17/2017
Without a coherent theory based on purposeful human action, it is not possible to begin to understand the causes of business cycles.

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How Welfare States Make Us Less Civilized

Labor and WagesPovertyValue and Exchange

Blog08/17/2017
The market’s informal, spontaneous cooperation for mutual benefit has been replaced by a statist mindset.

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Privatize the Public Monuments

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog08/17/2017
Public monuments serve the same public propaganda function as public schools. The solution in both cases is the same.

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Decentralize the Gun Laws

Decentralization and SecessionLegal SystemU.S. History

Blog08/16/2017
Having the feds impose nationwide reciprocity of gun licensing might sound like a good idea. But it really is just a scheme to federalize gun policy.

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How Central Banking Increased Inequality

08/15/2017FedWatch
Focusing almost exclusively on consumer price inflation, economists have overlooked the redistributive effects of money creation through other channels.

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Before "Fake News," America Invented "Pseudo Events"

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog08/15/2017
For decades, the American media has been skillfully perfecting the art of creating its own "pseudo events" when real news has been hard to find.

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Korea and Venezuela: Flip Sides of the Same Coin

War and Foreign Policy

Blog08/15/2017
Trump's suggested invasion of Venezuela illustrates why other regimes are looking for ways to obtain nuclear weapons.

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I Just Got Price-Gouged and I'm Still Smiling

Blog08/14/2017
Today I paid $10 for a $3 umbrella and I write this to you as a dry, happy man.

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