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5 Ways a Wealth Tax Is At Least as Bad as an Income Tax

Taxes and Spending

Blog11/29/2018

As the wage-earning population grows smaller as a proportion of the population, get ready for calls for "wealth taxes" which can keep the taxes coming in even as total wage incomes fall.

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Indians and the Confederacy, Part 3: The Trail of Blood on Ice

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

11/29/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton recounts the Trail of Blood on Ice: an attempt by neutral fugitive Indians to escape to Kansas.
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The Fed Is Now Addicted to Easy-Money Policy

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/29/2018

The only way to end the booms and busts brought by inflationary credit is to eliminate the central bank's counterfeiting that constitutes and creates that inflation.

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Land Use Regulation: A Supply and Demand Analysis of Changing Property Rights

InterventionismPrivate Property

11/28/2018The Journal of Libertarian Studies
Regulation is simply the way in which self-interested public officials provide benefits to self-interested individuals who form interest groups. This is as true in land use as in anything else.
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Intergenerational Conflict Will Get Worse

11/28/2018Power & Market

Cultural, economic, fiscal, and political fault lines in America today all bode ill for harmony between younger and older generations.

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Let There Be Light: The Documentary the Army Suppressed

Blog11/28/2018

The US Army commissioned a propaganda film on recovering veterans. But the Army nixed the program after the film ended up showcasing the horrors of war.

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When the Feds Like Secession: The Case of West Virginia

Blog11/28/2018

West Virginia's secession from Virginia helped Lincoln's government in Washington. So, in that case, secession was apparently A-OK.

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Immigration: Give the Private Sector a Bigger Role in Deciding Who Comes Here

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog11/27/2018

An immigration system based on sponsorship, bonding, and a reduction in the use of public resources would allow the private sector to play a bigger role in which immigrants come here, and which ones stay.

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