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Waiting for a Republican Rollback of Government? Don't Hold Your Breath

Taxes and SpendingU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog08/27/2017
The Republicans failed on health care, but now they are offering a new plan for tax and spending cuts, with a promise of smaller government.

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What Is the Liquidity Trap?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/27/2017
"Too little spending" does not cause recessions. On the contrary, too much spending spurred by central bank meddling is what leads to booms and busts.

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Daniel McAdams: Trump and the War Party

War and Foreign Policy

08/27/2017Audio/Video
Jeff Deist and Daniel McAdams discuss the president's recent speech on Afghanistan and the grim realities behind US foreign policy.

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Why Decentralized Militias Matter

Blog08/25/2017
Abe Lincoln once mocked the militias, but America's decentralized militia system has played a key role in military conflicts, including the Civil War.

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Murray Rothbard: An Uncompromising Optimist

BiographiesStrategy

08/24/2017The Austrian
We need not treat Rothbard's pronouncements as infallible, but we can insist on giving him his due as one of the greatest libertarian thinkers.

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Are Central Banks Nationalising the Economy?

The FedMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

08/24/2017FedWatch
Massive monetization of debt is just a way of perpetuating and strengthening the crowding-out effect of the public sector over the private sector.

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Southern Secession Was One Thing — and the War to Prevent It Was Another

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/24/2017
Southern secession was indeed motivated by slavery. But the war the North waged in response was not motivated by abolitionism.

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The King Hath a Heavy Reckoning to Make

Media and CultureWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/24/2017
The Bard had a deep appreciation of political theatre, and even when his works seem to praise kings and wars, they’re often subtly condemning them.

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Gun Control Laws Have Failed Latin America

Bureaucracy and RegulationLegal System

Blog08/23/2017
High-crime countries like Brazil and Venezuela employ draconian gun-control laws. Law-abiding citizens are thus often left defenseless.

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Domestic Politics Is Dictating Our Foreign Policy

Cronyism and CorporatismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/23/2017
The more Trump becomes isolated politically, the more he's likely to try and shore up his base by pandering to the Pentagon and its friends.

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