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Eugenics and the Racist Underbelly of the American Left

U.S. History

Blog09/30/2019

Jim Crow policies and the eugenics-tinged racial purity theories behind them were at the heart of progressivism, something that few progressives today are willing to acknowledge.

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Kamala Harris and the Cult of the Presidency

U.S. History

Blog09/23/2019

Kamala Harris has promised to rule by decree if elected president. For her, Congress is little more than an advisory committee. The average voter, of course, ranks even lower than that.

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The Meat-Packing Myth

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog09/19/2019

There is a myth that Progressive humanitarians agitated for meat-packing regulations which now protect us from disease. The reality is that the big meat packers themselves wanted regulation to help crush the competition.

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Rothbard Lectures on American History: Lost and Found

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog09/17/2019

While searching through my apartment after a tragic fire, under soot and ash, I found these “lost” Rothbard lectures, recorded at NYU in 1979 and 1980.

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Like Most Government Central-Planning Schemes, Zoning Laws Raise the Cost of Living

U.S. History

Blog09/12/2019

Rising property values are nice for those who own property, but they raise the barriers to home ownership and business startups for everybody else.

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The New York Times Gets Slavery (and Capitalism) Wrong, Yet Again

Labor and WagesU.S. History

Blog08/31/2019

If violence is the key to creating wealth, as Desmond insinuates, then the communist nations would have created fabulous amounts of wealth given the brutality of 20th-century Stalinism.

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How Slave Owners Pushed Marxist "Wage Slavery" and Exploitation Theories

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog08/30/2019

Defenders of slavery so vehemently opposed free labor, they claimed the "wage slavery" system was even worse than slave labor. The idea being that slavery is morally superior to wage labor.

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Why They Keep Trying to Blame Capitalists for Slavery

U.S. History

Blog08/27/2019

The resurgent claim that the modern economy was built on slavery is yet another attempt to attack capitalism while also claiming "we are all to blame" for slavery. The slave owners of old tried a very similar tactic.

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The Left Argues Slavery Was an Economic Blessing. Here's Why They Are Wrong.

Labor and WagesU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog08/20/2019

Slavery was a monstrously unfair and immoral institution. It was also inefficient, compared to a system based on free labor.

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If Deficits Are This Huge Now, What Happens When the Recession Hits?

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog08/16/2019

It is troubling that after a decade of an economic expansion, the US government is still spending money as it does during and immediately following a recession. It is as if the economy is now in a state of permanent "stimulus."

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