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It's Not a Problem When the Chinese Don't Spend Their Dollars Here

Money and BanksProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog11/16/2018

If the Chinese sell us stuff and then "hoard" the money we pay them, that increases the value of the dollars we continue to hold here in the US, while also leaving us with more stuff to sell elsewhere.

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There's No #metoo When Economies Collapse — You Do What You Have to Do

Booms and BustsWorld History

Blog11/16/2018

Economic disasters often lead to a rise in the number of people willing to work in the sex trades — which are staffed mainly by desperate people.

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Sheriff Tries to Clean Up Government

11/15/2018Power & Market

The sheriff from tiny Marshall County, Alabama ordered 22,000 rolls of toilet paper and 450 cases or trash bags, nearly bankrupting the county! 

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The Economic Basis of Culture

Media and Culture

11/15/2018Audio/Video
"Sure, maybe capitalism produces more goods more affordably," the Marxists say, "but it corrupts our souls." In this 90-minute lecture, English professor Paul Cantor discusses how culture has become the "last frontier" of Marxism.
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Indians and the Confederacy, Part 1: "Civilizing" The Five Nations

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

11/15/2018Audio/Video
Chris Calton presents some important pre-war background history on the Cherokees, Creeks, Chickasaws, Choctaws, and Seminoles.
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Venezuela Has Hyperinflation. Now What?

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/15/2018

The future of Venezuela is grim. International reserves will be depleted, monetary expansion will not pay the deficit, and inflation will continue.

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An Easy Alternative to the Brexit Agreement

11/15/2018Power & Market

No agreement necessary: her Majesty's government simply adopts a policy of zero tariffs and zero import quotas, beginning tomorrow.

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How to Solve the Social Media De-Platforming Problem

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog11/15/2018

Big social media companies enjoy government protections while leveraging their privileges to push political agendas.

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