When Goods Don’t Cross Borders, Soldiers Do

When Goods Don’t Cross Borders, Soldiers Do

The great free trade and most astute defender of liberty from France Frederic Bastiat said "Trade barriers constitute isolation; isolation gives rise to hatred, hatred to war, and war to invasion." These words ring more true than ever as Russia invades Ukraine and the illusionary veil of peace is removed, a distant but ever existing reality hits home. The reality that conflict and not peace is the true nature of human existence, it always was and it always will be. This conflict is born out of the innumerable differences that exist amongst us as different members of the human race. While...

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Inflation: An Ontological Reality of Modern Economic Life

Inflation: An Ontological Reality of Modern Economic Life

The United States of America and economies around the world are suffering from levels of inflation unprecedented in the twenty-first century. While the origins of COVID-19 are debatable, the causes of inflation are not. They lie in undisputed human actions; actions not of everyday economic participants but actions of special institutions which exert their control over economic affairs in our everyday life, stifling the freedom and lives of millions of constituents. It is the wolf which we have brought willingly into our homes, becoming sacrificial lambs in the process. In the spirit of the...

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