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Trump's China-Sanctions Madness Imperils the Dollar

Money and BanksProtectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/19/2017
The Trump administration is threatening to cut China off from the US dollar. But this could serve to destroy the dollar's reserve-currency status.

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Passchendaele: A Century after the Horror

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog09/19/2017
Passchendaele is a gruesome example of the human costs of war, as well as the evils of war-making and the political forces that drive it.

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US Sanctions Against Venezuela Will Hurt Americans

War and Foreign Policy

Blog09/18/2017
Sanctions against foreign nations are ultimately built upon restricting the freedom of Americans.

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Congress Shirks Its Duty on Foreign Policy Yet Again

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/18/2017
Just because Congress approves the use of force does not mean that a war is wise. But Congress should at least be willing to debate the matter.

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The Neoconservatives Have Declared War on the Realists

U.S. EconomyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/14/2017
Interventionist foreign policy is facing some challenges from foreign-policy realists. Naturally, neoconservatives are very upset about it.

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Is Forced Military Service Good for the Economy?

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign PolicySubjectivismValue and Exchange

Blog09/12/2017
The latest argument in favor of conscription is that it's good for the economy. But, it's all just another central-planning scheme.

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What If Every Person Paid an Equal Share of the Military Budget?

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/11/2017
If military costs were spread out evenly, a family of four would be paying more than $9,000 per year.

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What We Lost on September 11th

The Police StateU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign PolicyInterventionism

Blog09/11/2017
What should have been a profoundly embarrassing and soul-searching moment for the US national security state became an exercise in chest thumping.

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Why the War Party Loves to Call Foreign Leaders Insane

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog09/07/2017
Why employ caution or think about the costs of war when we can wave everything aside with a "they're crazy!" claim, and proceed to pre-emptive war.

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Southern Secession Was One Thing — and the War to Prevent It Was Another

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog08/24/2017
Southern secession was indeed motivated by slavery. But the war the North waged in response was not motivated by abolitionism.

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