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Let's Teach Communism

Legal SystemU.S. HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/15/2018
Frank Chodorov was doubtful that communist economics could stand up to any sort of serious analysis.

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Congress Plotting to Cut a Hole in the 4th Amendment, Again

Legal SystemU.S. History

If enacted, the new FISA rules would bring the country full circle back to the government’s use of general warrants to harass and prosecute.

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Frédéric Bastiat and the Hubble Telescope

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog01/15/2018
Bastiat would point out that all that tax money spent on space programs comes at a very real, unseen cost.

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Now's a Great Time to Stop Meddling in Haiti

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog01/13/2018
If Trump feels Haiti is a mess, he might consider departing from the US's long record of failure there with a new policy of total non-intervention.

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The Constitution Does What it Was Written To Do — Expand Government Power

U.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/09/2018
The purposely open-ended Commerce Clause and deliberately nebulous phrases such as “general welfare” are in there for a reason.

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Cannabis Tax Revenues Will be a Roadblock to Sessions's Drug War

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog01/05/2018
State tax collectors and local businesses are unlikely to go along quietly with new federal efforts to crack down on legalized marijuana.

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Are Federal Spying Powers Modern Day Writs of Assistance?

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog01/02/2018
The FISA Amendment is just a modern version of the "Writs of Assistance" rightfully opposed by James Otis and John Adams.

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How to Cure Poverty

Free MarketsU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog12/28/2017
Henry Hazlitt explains why President Johnson's "War on Poverty" will fail, and how the market — not government — is the path to prosperity.

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Automobiles Freed Us from the Tyranny of Horses

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog12/22/2017
Even when it wasn't in use, a horse owner was always tethered to his horse, either literally or figuratively.

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War Socialism and the Confederate Defeat

U.S. History

Blog12/21/2017
The Confederate government's turn toward war socialism helped seal its fate.

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