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America's Libertarian Revolution

U.S. History

Blog07/04/2019

In the deepest sense, the American Revolution was a conscious majority revolution on behalf of libertarianism and against power.

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The Data Shows Socialists — Not Sanctions — Destroyed Venezuela's Economy

Cronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free TradeSocialism

Blog07/04/2019

If we stick to the data, regardless of which socioeconomic indicator we choose, it seems clear that the sharp economic downturn began long before 2017.

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The Green Movement's Anti-Humanism

The Environment

Blog07/04/2019

Having failed to show that capitalism impoverishes people, socialists have invented a new victim of material prosperity: the environment. But this latest turn is the most disturbing of all in its knee-jerk hatred for human beings and human life.

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The American Revolution Was a Free-Trade Revolution

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. History

Blog07/04/2019

The British complained of unfair competition from goods supplied by the American colonists. So the state intervened to manage trade and make it "fair." But the American revolutionaries saw protectionism for the scam it was, and still is.

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Trump's "Salute to America" Is a Salute to Government Employees

07/03/2019Power & Market

If Americans really wanted to celebrate the spirit of the Declaration, they'd demand a parade of smugglers, tax cheats, and secessionists.

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Lincoln and Trump: Two of a Kind?

Blog07/03/2019

Trump haters are concerned that Trump will "stain" the Lincoln Memorial with a speech on Independence Day. But Trump is extremely unlikely to ever match Lincoln's blood-soaked legacy. And that's a good thing.

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Non-Renewable Resources Never Really Run Out

The EnvironmentEntrepreneurship

Blog07/03/2019

Supply, demand, and prices affect human usage of natural resources in such a way that the most scarce and valued resources are economized and preserved. The practical effect is that valuable resources never really run out.

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“You’ll Be Dead in a Year!”—A Patient’s Journey Through the Healthcare System

Health

07/03/2019Audio/Video
What can we learn from the experience of a 90-year-old patient who is told point-blank, “You’ll be dead in a year!”—and who survives to tell the story?
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