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Jake Dorsch is a libertarian activist, bank teller, investor and aspiring future economist from Green Bay, Wisconsin that is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in both political science and quantitative economics at Drake University. He is currently on track to graduate a year early and will likely continue to obtain a master’s degree in econometrics.

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In politics, it’s easy to make un-fact-checked claims about the economics of foreign countries (like Venezuela), faraway states, and everything in between. The logic is sound: if socialism, or neo-liberalism, or capitalism are working (or failing) elsewhere, it will do

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Ask the average American the difference between a Republican and a Democrat on economics and they’ll say the Republican wants lower taxes and spending than the Democrat. This isn’t saying it’s true. I think evidence shows the GOP is not

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I first met Larry Sharpe, a prominent New York Libertarian activist, at a pizza place in Des Moines, when I invited him to speak at Drake University on behalf of Young Americans for Liberty. Larry is charismatic, philosophical, convincing, relatable and

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I’ve dabbled into commentary on the state of American politics before but it has become evident that politics, at least in America, is no longer about policy – it’s about rhetoric and culture. Utilitarian arguments simply aren’t heard and certainly

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The classic, often repetitive, argument from the left is that the repeal of Glass-Steagall and deregulation in the economy caused the 2008 economic woes and the housing market crash. As convenient as it would be to say Glass-Steagall caused the recession,

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Before I’m attacked for coming off as an avid, anti-American isolationist, I will concede that the “enemy of my enemy is my friend” strategy has worked before. Shaking hands with Stalin was necessary to destroy the fascist regimes in Germany,

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The economy has thrived since Trump’s inauguration, to the dismay of many. The Dow Jones has jumped time and time again, the inflation rate has fluctuated without becoming a cause of worry and the unemployment rate has fallen. That said, much

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