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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 Difference Between Austrians and Everyone Else — In One Easy Chart

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog08/07/2018

Here's how to tell the Austrian approach on money apart from the views of other schools of thought.

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Italy’s Central Bank Admits Wealth Redistribution Leads to Corruption

Global EconomyTaxes and Spending

Blog08/07/2018

“Corruption is a regular effect of interventionism,” Ludwig von Mises once wrote, and we see this principle at work today in the European Union.

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Big Plans for the Jeddah Tower Continue as Asset Prices Boom

Booms and Busts

Blog08/07/2018

The Jeddah Tower in Saudi Arabia remains listed for “completion” in 2020. Will its completion trigger a new Skyscraper Curse?

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Want a Socialist Society? First, Abandon Your Hopes and Dreams

Socialism

Blog08/06/2018

A just society is not some game of chess where we can move around each person like they exist to carry out the goals of "the people."

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Federal Deficits Are Worse than You Think

The FedU.S. Economy

Blog08/06/2018

In order to confuse matters, much of the true debt incurred by the federal government each year is simply declared to not be part of the deficit.

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