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Time Magazine’s Oblivious Critique of China’s Rulers

Global EconomyWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History


China's ruling class often reminds us of our own. Not that the editors at Time have enough self-awareness to notice.

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"Free Stuff" Isn't All That It's Cracked Up to Be

Free MarketsWorld HistoryInterventionismPolitical Theory


Democratic socialism in Britain in the late 1940s brought a wave of shortages with rations falling even below WWII standards.

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Terrorist Attacks Made Worse by Government Failure in Europe

The Police StateWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History


People are not supposed to notice that every terrorist attack represents a major government failure and that rewarding failure with more of the same policies only invites more failure.

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More Resources on Cuba

World HistoryPolitical Theory


My most recent post featured links to a radio episode and magazine article that briefly mentioned the plight of citizens as it related to nutrition after the Castro Revolution. If you are interested in learning more about...

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Radical Ideologies Are Only One Part of the Terrorism Equation

War and Foreign PolicyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory


Pointing out the follies of Western foreign policy is not to apologize for Islamic radicals. It is simply to point toward a way that the West could make a positive impact in favor of ordinary Westerners right now, with the added benefit of being morally correct as well.

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Claudio Grass on Swiss Decentralization and Double Majorities

Taxes and SpendingWorld HistoryPolitical Theory


When used properly, and when restrained by the prevalence of a relatively laissez-faire ideology, democracy can indeed work as a brake on government power.

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Menger: The Oracle of the Fall of Europe

World HistoryHistory of the Austrian School of Economics


Ludwig von Mises writes on how Carl Menger foresaw the destruction of Europe due to its rejection of capitalism and classical liberalism.

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NATO Weakens As Old Alliances Break Down

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History


Some NATO members are hinting that they're not really willing to fight wars for the sake of other NATO members. 


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Europe Continues to Splinter: A British Exit Looms Large as Schengen Dies

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory


Between conflicts with Eastern Europe, and the threat of a Birtish exit, the EU has some real problems. 


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