Resisting Tyranny Depends on the Courage to Not Conform
“The price of abdicating our responsibility is high. As Browning puts it, Germans paid a high price for ‘placing uncritical trust in the ‘firm leadership’ of seemingly well-intentioned political authority between 1933 and 1945.'” ~ Barry BrownsteinREAD MORE
Vaccine Authoritarianism Explained
“The vaccine mandates of 2020-2021 is a story of Bootleggers colluding with Baptists. The only question that remains, then, is whether we’re going to let them get away with it.” ~ Max BordersREAD MORE
China and the Monroe Doctrine: What’s Good for the Goose Is Good for the Gander?
“The US always should be prepared to defend itself against any (highly unlikely) threats therein. However, the old imperial age is over. As America denounces spheres of influence abroad, it is more difficult to flaunt the Monroe Doctrine at home.” ~ Doug BandowREAD MORE
An Open Letter to a Candidate for Political Office
“We can always use another genuine entrepreneur. You are rightly proud of being one. Please, stick to being an entrepreneur. Only then will you truly help not only your fellow Californians in the 42nd district, but the whole of humanity.” ~ Donald J. BoudreauxREAD MORE
A New Era of Stagflation?
“The creditors of the United States will not accept negative returns on an ever-expanding mountain of US debt indefinitely. At some point, perhaps not long from now, the US will face sharply higher interest rates and the type of budgetary constraints that were typical of profligate Third World borrowers.” ~ David P. GoldmanREAD MORE
Three Minutes in Fort Worth
“Heading down to the bar for a celebratory drink–it was a great conference–I thought to myself: ‘If that is the depth of common understanding, and the full extent of their imagination: how is any of the morass the world is descending into surprising?'” ~ Peter C. EarleREAD MORE
The General Welfare
“I reject the notion that most of the Framers would have supported the constitutionality of any policy that Congress enacted simply because it falls within the federal government’s purview. To be constitutional, a federal law or other policy must be in scope but also at least a Kaldor-Hicks improvement.” ~ Robert E. WrightREAD MORE
Cryptocurrencies and the National Bank Act: Learning the Wrong Lessons from History
“Perhaps the cryptocurrency market would benefit from regulatory oversight. But the regulators are certainly wrong to base their case on the historical experience of the US. The lesson they should learn from history is that regulation can be detrimental.” ~ Nicolás Cachanosky & William J. LutherREAD MORE
Not Worth a Continental
“In hindsight, it is difficult to fathom how the patriots erred so grievously in issuing paper money during the Revolution. At least a certain amount of them were aware that only a limited amount of paper money could be issued before engendering an inflationary spiral.” ~ Clifford F. ThiesREAD MORE
Was Satoshi Nakamoto Right about Bitcoin Payments?
“Satoshi was correct that card systems work ‘well enough for most transactions’ and thus bitcoin had but a bit part to play in payments. But he was wrong about bitcoin being useful with retailers for small payments and non-reversibile retail payments.” ~ J.P. KoningREAD MORE
Gain of Function Controversy Demands Greater Scrutiny for Government-Funded Science
“Not every failure of government-funded science is as pervasive as the high-carb diet, as ghastly as the lobotomy, or as controversial as gain of function experiments. But the risk remains as long as the government remains a major funding source for research.” ~ Raymond J. MarchREAD MORE
Booker T. Washington Would Have Spotted This False Flag
“Booker T. Washington would surely have seen through the false flag effort to demonize the Virginia Governor candidate offering the best hope for blacks, as a racist. Virginia voters, as well as the rest of us, would benefit by being as observant on that score as Washington was.” ~ Gary M. GallesREAD MORE