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Night Market & Asian Capitalism: A Perspective

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Capitalism as we know it is pretty simple, free-market economics operating in a democratic society with some regulations. This is essentially western capitalism. Capitalism can work in different cultures that might not praise individualism as western countries might. Capitalism in certain Asian countries can flourish and be more laissez-faire than they are in highly capitalistic western nations. A night...

Facebook Censorship, The Devil Of IP, & More

Facebook Censorship If you haven’t already heard, Facebook deleted more than 550 pages and more than 250 personal accounts in a wave of censorship before the midterm elections. Facebook claimed it targeted pages that spammed or trolled, but among the casualties were “The Free Thought Project” and “Police the Police.” The two had a combined reach of over 5 million...

Sea Steading: An Alternative Frontier?

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For thousands of years, the land has provided human beings the optimal headquarters for living. Resources were aplenty, large amounts of “real estate” were available for homesteading, and individuals could develop it as they saw fit.  That is, until two important things happened. One, being the advent of urbanization, or the corralling of large amounts of people into small areas...

Altruism & Rational Egoism: A Moral Defense Of Capitalism

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Capitalism has clearly won. Karl Marx wrote entire books, detailing his opinions of why and how capitalism would fail. And then the Socialists waited - expecting the apocalypse at any moment. And they kept waiting. “Capitalism will fail any minute now,” the increasingly nervous socialist said for the 14th time that day. On every measurable standard of wealth and comfort, the...

Antifa Act Of 2018 Won’t Stop Antifa

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Antifa protestors are under fire under a new bill listed as HR 6054 AKA “Unmasking Antifa Act of 2018.” As much as we might not like Antifa and may wish some amounts of ill towards them because of their irrational views on political violence with complete disregard for civil discourse in the name of being “Anti-Fascist” there is still overarching...

Bad Arguments Vol. 16 – “You Don’t Know Enough”

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Find yourself arguing in favor of liberty, economics and any other political issues popular in current discourse? Well, bad news. You’re doing it wrong. Let’s dig into these “Bad Arguments” and learn how to address common rhetoric and positions effectively. In this series, we will be deconstructing why each of the listed arguments is poor to use, and why...

Brexit: If There Is Hope, It Lies With The Proles

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We dissidents have the impression of being a plucky minority amongst a pack of wolves. Everyone seems to be against us. But that’s only informed by our Twitter feed - blue check marks of journalism, politics, and economics. In other words, people without skin in the game. They’re necessarily wrong about everything. People in the real world, however, butt...

Vote To Confirm Kavanaugh Has Passed

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The Brett Kavanaugh saga, wrapped around an allegation of a 36-year old sexual assault, has finally come to an end. The Senate voted 50-48 to confirm Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, making him the 114th Supreme Court justice. The Senate voted on Oct. 6 to conclude an 89-day process between Kavanaugh’s nomination and his confirmation. Kavanaugh’s nomination to the...

Vote On Kavanaugh, USMCA, 2020 Insights, and Musk

The Kavanaugh debacle finally came to an end, with the Senate confirming him by a vote of 50-48, Trump got his trade deal, and maybe a start to the 2020 election. News this week was absolutely dominated by Washington politics. For once, maybe that’s right. Let’s dive in.   Kavanaugh Vote Finally Confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed by a...

New Deal with USMCA: Good For North American Trade?

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Trump got his trade deal, with his strong-arm tactics forcing Canada and Mexico to the table. So, was it worth it? Many are quick to compare it to its predecessor, and others to the language it borrows from the TPP. The administration, and its allies, predictably are pretending the agreement is groundbreaking or historic. What is it really? Let’s...

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