Topic: History

Convoy!

– February 14, 2022

“The convoy protestors want freedom from senseless, unscientific Covid restrictions and mandates and freedom from a ruling class that ignores their own rules and treats everyday Canadians with derision and disrespect.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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The Other Side

– February 13, 2022

“The fine arts improve our lives. They uplift the spirit, and can help alleviate the problems intrinsic to material and monetary life. But a desire for beauty and elevation should not be conflated with the desire for money.” ~ Robert Edward Gordon

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FSLICing America’s Public Health Bureaucracies

– February 10, 2022

“When Americans have to trust agency X, be it a deposit insurer or a public health authority, and X screws up so badly that it can no longer be trusted, X may, and should, be eliminated.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Bad History Leads to Bad Politics

– January 28, 2022

“Any progress will be slow, but our politics arguably depend on it. The American experiment will not survive if Americans don’t understand why it happened and what makes it so unique.” ~ Garion Frankel

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Russia Closes Gulag Memorial, but Communist Oppression Must Not Be Forgotten

– January 27, 2022

“Let us honor the Memorial International and its brave supporters. They helped force the rest of us to remember the evil that never seems to lurk far from men’s and women’s hearts.” ~ Doug Bandow

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How The World Really Works

– January 26, 2022

“Smil’s is much more concerned with what is and what is not physically possible. Thus, his meticulously researched words are for anyone who wants his priors reexamined and feathers ruffled. It’s what the 2020s desperately need.” ~ Joakim Book

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Jabbing the Administrative State

– January 25, 2022

“Congress will need to be pellucid about what major powers it chooses to delegate. And the administration will have to offer up the real reasons for administrative actions or risk being second-guessed by the judiciary.” ~ John O. McGinnis

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Freedom and Whisky Go Together Like Tyranny and Oppression

– January 25, 2022

“Burns hails whisky as the drink of the ‘freeborn, martial boys’ of Scotland, and he readily sees the ‘foe’ as government: ‘royal George’s will.’ His final lines are well founded. If tyranny is linked to the oppression of distilling, then it follows that ‘Freedom and whisky go together'” ~ Jon Sanders

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What the Hell is Inflation Anyway?

– January 25, 2022

“Words mean different things to different people, and their meanings change over time. How we define inflation is a matter of choice, but we must also recognize that choice reflects more fundamental beliefs about how the economy functions.” ~ Michael J. Douma

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Simple

– January 24, 2022

“Compared to the lives of our pre-industrial ancestors – and, in fact, compared even to the lives of our literal grandparents – each of our lives today is simple beyond the imagination of those who lived a few generations or more ago.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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From Darkness to Light

– January 23, 2022

“As long as people believe the current anointed, such as Dr. Fauci, are trusted societal screenwriters the lessons of history, economics, and the laws of power will not be learned. We will continue to deny our responsibility to oppose anyone claiming to be anointed.” ~ Barry Brownstein

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Liberties Are Only Kept Safe by the Limitation of Government Power

– January 20, 2022

“Richard Henry Lee’s generation had learned of the need to keep government within narrow limits, as there are very few areas in which it can advance our general welfare, as opposed to some Americans’ welfare at other Americans’ expense.” ~ Gary M. Galles

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