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Global EconomyWorld History
The rot that Hugo Chávez spread throughout Venezuela had been put into place decades earlier by the creation of a seemingly benign welfare state.
The German use of wartime central planning paved the way for full-blown socialism.
World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology
"Liberalism" has always been the proper name of the ideology of freedom and free markets. But almost from the beginning, illiberal theorists claimed the name for themselves.
“Between 1950 and 2000, the Swedish population grew from seven to almost nine million. But astonishingly the net job creation in the private sector was close to zero.”
U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History
The US deep state’s hatred of the Iranian people goes back a long way, at least as far back as 1953.
All socialist states, including democratic ones, demand obedience and conformity in their economic and cultural diktats. And there is no kind and gentle way of snuffing out resistance.
HealthWorld HistoryValue and Exchange
People usually recoil at the idea of trading babies for money, but in the wake of Soviet deprivation, easy-adoption laws helped countless orphans in Romania.
Big GovernmentWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History
The deep state’s absorption of Donald Trump is just one more confirmation of what our ancestors and Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Truman were warning us against.
Perhaps no lesson from history better illustrates the dangers of credit expansion-fuelled business cycles than the story of the imaginary country of Poyais.
Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Police StateU.S. HistoryWorld History
Looking more like an old-school authoritarian regime, the US government now has the power to revoke your passport if you owe taxes.