U.S. History

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We Need More Stuff — Not More Jobs

Global EconomyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


As always in an election year, the public clamors for more jobs. But really, they are clamoring for more, newer, and better stuff.

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Protectionism vs. Corruption: Which Is Worse for the Economy?

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


Both political corruption and trade barriers lead to economic impoverishment. The current election has brought both issues to the fore.

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Central Banks Have Robbed Us Of the Benefits of Free Trade

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


In a free market, increasing trade leads to increases in real wages. Unfortunately, central banks have intervened to inflate many of those gains away.

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Electing "the Right People" Won't Fix Washington, DC

StrategyU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


Decentralization, not political influence, should be the goal — a strategy that is more "Brexit" and less "Reagan Revolution."

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Public Faith in Elections Falls as the State Grows

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


Faith in the voting process has weakened because voters are increasingly fearful of what an electoral loss might bring.

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Federal Meddling in Dairy Farms Hurts Both Consumers and Producers

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


Federal laws against free association of dairy producers has created a deeply distorted and unresponsive market.

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Ballots and Bullets

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


It is often argued that democracy replaces violent political changes with peaceful ones, but this is not quite as convincing as we are told.

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How the Feds Botched the Frontier Homestead Acts

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


The Homestead Acts are often held up as proof of how wise and prudent the federal government can be. The actual history of the Acts is less impressive.

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Faced with Angry Voters, the Elites Sour on Democracy

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory


In the wake of Brexit and other referendum votes that go against the leftist political orthodoxy, elites have decided democracy is a problem.

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Repealing the 17th Amendment Won't Fix the Senate

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory


Repealing the 17th Amendment will not change the US Senate into a hotbed of decentralizers and free-marketers.

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