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Liberalism and "Classical Liberalism" — An Unfortunate Evolution

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog08/16/2018

"Liberalism" has always been the proper name of the ideology of freedom and free markets. But almost from the beginning, illiberal theorists claimed the name for themselves.

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Why Scandinavia Isn't Exceptional

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog08/15/2018

“Between 1950 and 2000, the Swedish population grew from seven to almost nine million. But astonishingly the net job creation in the private sector was close to zero.”

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The Deep State's Long Enmity Toward Iranians

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/11/2018

The US deep state’s hatred of the Iranian people goes back a long way, at least as far back as 1953. 

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The Key Word in "Democratic Socialism" is "Socialism"

SocialismWorld History

Blog08/08/2018

All socialist states, including democratic ones, demand obedience and conformity in their economic and cultural diktats. And there is no kind and gentle way of snuffing out resistance.

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How Liberal Adoption Laws Helped Romania’s Orphans

HealthWorld HistoryValue and Exchange

Blog08/08/2018

People usually recoil at the idea of trading babies for money, but in the wake of Soviet deprivation, easy-adoption laws helped countless orphans in Romania.

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The Deep State's Absorption of Donald Trump

Big GovernmentWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog07/28/2018

The deep state’s absorption of Donald Trump is just one more confirmation of what our ancestors and Eisenhower, Kennedy, and Truman were warning us against.

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How A Central Bank Caused One of History's Biggest Cons

World History

Blog07/18/2018

Perhaps no lesson from history better illustrates the dangers of credit expansion-fuelled business cycles than the story of the imaginary country of Poyais.

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You Now Can't Leave the U.S. Unless the IRS Lets You

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Police StateU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog07/13/2018

Looking more like an old-school authoritarian regime, the US government now has the power to revoke your passport if you owe taxes. 

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Luis María Pastor Copo: A Spanish Forerunner of the Austrian School

World History

Blog07/07/2018

Pastor built on the work of the French liberals, and anticipated  many of the later insights of the Austrian School.

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How the United Kingdom Became a Police State

Legal SystemWorld History

Blog07/06/2018

Contrary to the government's claims, Britain is not becoming safer as the British government becomes bigger.

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