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China Abandoned Hard-Core Socialism — So Progessives Abandoned China

World History

Blog06/06/2019

Progressives like John Kenneth Galbraith no longer heap praise on China, given that it long ago abandoned Mao’s austere communism. Instead, modern progressive economists like Joe Stiglitz save their acclaim for the economies of places like Cuba and Venezuela.

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The Next British Prime Minister: Is There a Least-Worst Candidate?

World History

Blog06/06/2019

Tory MPs vying for the Prime Ministership mostly all vote alike on taxes and foreign policy. So only the issue of Brexit separates the bad from the very bad candidates.

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Anti-Establishment Populists Gain Again In Euro Elections

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog05/28/2019

"Green" parties gained too, and unfortunately, the big winners share an important similarity: they all advocate for more government interventionism in one way or another.

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"They Shall Not Grow Old" is a Superb Antiwar Film

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog05/27/2019

The film provides viewers with a sobering and accurate depiction of the horrific reality of war.

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A "European Empire" Won't Make Europe Richer

World History

Blog05/23/2019

Emmanuel Macron is pushing for a "European Empire" which he thinks will bring more economic success. But European prosperity has always thrived most where there are small states and decentralization.

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Tucker Carlson and AOC Are Wrong About Christianity and Usury

Money and BanksWorld History

Blog05/21/2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks Christian theology supports her bill on excessive interest. Her position ignores the actual history of Christian views of usury.

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Nationalism, Socialism, and Violent Revolution

SocialismWorld HistoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog05/02/2019

Marx said that what he wanted was to create a one-world state. And that was Lenin’s idea too.

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In Spain’s Elections, the Left Wins, but the Economy Loses

Taxes and SpendingWorld History

Blog04/29/2019

The center-left in Spain survived last weeks elections. Whether the economy can survive the left's tax addiction remains to be seen.

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Political Centralization Ended the Roman Republic

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog04/25/2019

In order to destroy the Republic in favor of empire, the new Roman dictators systematically dismantled the Republic's system of local autonomy and self-rule.

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The Arbitrary Line Between Legal Bribery and Illegal Bribery

Bureaucracy and RegulationWorld History

Blog04/23/2019

The corruption scandal that now plagues Justin Trudeau goes back to the rather questionable notion that the Canadian government ought to regulate contracts in foreign countries, while also setting an arbitrary distinction between legal and illegal bribery.

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