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Coronavirus Crackdowns and the Ratchet Effect

Written by Adam Dick of the Ron Paul Institute One of Robert Higgs’ great contributions to understanding government is his exploration of what he terms the ratchet effect. In a 2011 interview posted at the Mises Institute website, Higgs provided this succinct description of the ratchet effect: In my work, the ratchet effect describes the characteristic way […]

20 Years On, We’ve Learned Nothing From 9/11

Written by Ron Paul Nothing upset the Washington Beltway elites more than when in a 2007 presidential debate I pointed out the truth about the 9/11 attacks: they attacked us because we’ve been in the Middle East, sanctioning and bombing the civilian population, for decades. The 9/11 attackers were not motivated to commit suicide terrorism […]