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John Oliver is Wrong About Venezuela — It's a Socialist Country

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog05/30/2018

It takes a lot of verbal acrobatics to conclude that Venezuela's woes are not due to it's extensive implementation of the socialist program. 

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Conceived in Disgrace: The 350th Anniversary of the Creation of the Bank of Sweden

Money and BanksWorld HistoryMoney and Banking

Today the world's oldest central bank turns 350. In a just world, this anniversary would instead be an opportunity to end this monstrous experiment.

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Millennial Candidates Embrace Socialism, while Venezuela Chokes on it

Global EconomyWorld History

Blog05/15/2018

Implementation of Marx’s ideas make nobody happy, other than spoiled millennials who aren’t suffering under it.

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"Real Socialism" Has Indeed Been Tried — And It's Been a Disaster

SocialismWorld History

Blog05/05/2018

Capitalism doesn't have to be implemented in a "pure" form for its benefits to be realized. Meanwhile, socialists must make excuses for repeated failures.

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1918: Total War Comes to Europe

World History

Blog05/02/2018

Under the "Hindenburg Program," economic and industrial interventionism became absolute in Germany. Thus the ideal of "total war" was realized.

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Russia, China and the Geopolitics of the Silk Road

Global EconomyWorld History

China's new "Silk Road" for international trade is an important component in the regime's larger geopolitical strategy. 

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Poverty Forced Farmers in the "Good Old Days" To Sleep the Winter Away

World History

Blog04/19/2018

Peasants in pre-industrial societies often worked fewer hours than modern-day workers. They also had a shockingly low standard of living. 

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Governments Have Been Corrupt Since Before Christ

Big GovernmentCronyism and CorporatismWorld History

Blog04/11/2018

How prevalent has political corruption been over recorded history—and how did it originate? 

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