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Faced with Angry Voters, the Elites Sour on Democracy

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/18/2016

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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Learning from the British Election of 1722

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/12/2016

Cato's Letters 69 and 70 focused on the British election of 1722. But they also provide useful insights Americans should consider this November.

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How Columbus Revolutionized the Global Economy

Global EconomyU.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/11/2016

Compared to Europe and Asia, the "frontier states" of the Americas really are something different.

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Why Hillary Clinton Wants You To Like The EU

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog10/07/2016

Governments hate decentralization, and politicians like Hillary Clinton hate it too.

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Auroville's "Utopia": A Town without Money or Politics?

World HistoryMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog10/07/2016

The claims about a "moneyless" utopian village in India turn out to be false. No one with an understanding of economics should be surprised.

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The Post-Brexit Boom is Baffling Elites

Global EconomyWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog09/19/2016

Contrary to dire warning of economic disaster, the British economy has weathered Brexit quite well. Now central bankers are taking the credit.

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The History of Capitalism

Free MarketsWorld HistoryPrivate Property

Blog09/12/2016

The development of capitalism consists in everyone's having the right to serve the customer better and/or more cheaply.

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Impeachment Is Un-Democratic: The Left's Odd Definition of Democracy

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog09/02/2016

Leftists are upset that an elected legislative body has selected the new Brazilian president. It is "un-democratic" they say.

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Socialism: The World's Greatest Generator of Poverty

World HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog08/19/2016

If you are looking for a short introduction to socialism that rewards rereading, Thomas DiLorenzo's The Problem With Socialism is it.

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