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U.S. HistoryWorld History
Why is it that starving Venezuelans are eating dogs while Americans are rescuing dogs from hurricanes?
Financial MarketsU.S. EconomyU.S. History
It's frightening to see the persistent lack of insight shown by policymakers and financial media on the 2008 financial crisis.
Legal SystemU.S. History
In the early years of the United States, legal systems were far more localized and flexible. But elites preferred consistency over flexibility, and the rich could afford the more bureaucratic legal institutions that ordinary people could not.
Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History
The origins of the Second Amendment tell us it's impossible to be both pro-military and pro-second-amendment at the same time.
Money and BanksU.S. HistoryMoney and Banking
With printing of the Continental notes in 1775, Webster feared people would think you could finance the Revolutionary War by printing paper money. We should have listened!
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.
Trump has certainly changed his tune on low interest rates since he was elected.
Regulation of immigrants was almost exclusively the domain of state governments during the first 100 years of the United States. Many doubted if federal involvement was Constitutional.
Naturally, Fed chairmen claim they are never influenced by politicians who threaten them. But it would by naïve to take this at face value.
Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History
At this point, the Postal Service is rapidly becoming little more than an income maintenance program for the 630,000 employees.