Foreign Actors Behind the Revolutionary Curtain

Foreign Actors Behind the Revolutionary Curtain

Libertarians are quick to support revolutions, especially the American Revolution, as popular uprisings against a tyrannical regime. It is a narrative that allows one to believe that certain political movements are on the “right side of history." They are often rare and can be appropriate responses to improper behavior by the state, but make no mistake, revolutions are not “popular." Revolutions do not just occur anytime a state behaves in a tyrannical or authoritarian way towards its populace. If this was the case, revolts would be happening essentially every day. Plenty of authoritarian...

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The Y2K Bug: How Government Creates a Panic

The Y2K Bug: How Government Creates a Panic

While I was not alive to see the Y2K panic, looking back to it has always shined a light on how panics start and how often they are “making a mountain out of a molehill." In the case of Y2K, the blame falls squarely in the lap of the government. Or more accurately, the governments of the world. For those unaware of the Y2K phenomion, computers before the 2000s had laughably small memory sizes. This forced computer programmers to scrape the “bottom of the barrel” for megabytes by shortening code. This led to years of computers being identified by only the last two digits of the year, leading...

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COVID-19 Lockdowns Have Devastated Urbanization

COVID-19 Lockdowns Have Devastated Urbanization

One of the major consequences of the recent COVID-19 pandemic is the toll it has taken on the economy, specifically urban economies. Cities have seen particular devastation, as the pandemic exacerbates pre-existing issues and creates new ones. If cities do not take action to reverse the effects of the pandemic we could see the death of the trend of urbanization that has defined the last century, as they become an undesirable location for people to take residency. So what is the approach cities can take to reverse such a trend? To answer that we must take the time to analyze the...

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