The cat is out of the bag. The American Republic has morphed into an oligarchy. Paul Rosenberg has some fascinating perspective on how the Wall Street complex portion of the oligarchy has managed to create a new kind of revolutionary.
Federalism is a valid concept. Unfortunately, it’s been out of fashion, in a big way, since about 1865. As Dan Mitchell explains, coronavirus has revealed many of federalism’s virtues in unexpected ways.
Hypothetically, if our monetary system was rigged–just pretend with me–and those who controlled it were able to manipulate it in their favor and their political cronies were able to spend without worry, would that be a good or a bad thing? Mike Maharrey from the Tenth Amendment Center has a great piece on how 50 years ago, Nixon closed the gold window and all we got was this lousy national debt.
Why does it seem that popular support for free speech is fading away? JD Tuccille warns us that Americans who abandon free speech protections had better brace for the consequences.