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A World without Political Leaders?

Blog2 hours ago

Manent insists that if political leaders don’t lead society, we will have a society that isn’t led by political leaders. So what?

How Government Policy Reduces Fertility

Blog7 hours ago

Government policy now ensures that the benefits of children are socialized, while the cost of raising children remains private. If you wanted to reduce families, you couldn’t think of anything better.

Carl Menger and the Sesquicentennial Founding of the Austrian School

Blog01/14/2021

With his Principles of Economics Carl Menger not only laid the foundation for the Austrian school itself but for its continuing development to this day.

The Upside of Lockdowns: More Saving

Blog01/14/2021

Rothbard: "At the outset of every step forward on the road to a more plentiful existence is saving….Without saving and capital accumulation there could not be any striving toward nonmaterial ends."

Politics Won't Fix the American Decline

Blog01/14/2021

While it is popular and accurate to blame our societal elites for being inept, the truth is that these leaders, both political and cultural, are reflections of us. 

There Is No Such Thing as Treason

Blog01/13/2021

Some of the Capitol rioters are apparently guilty of real crimes like assault. Or even attempted murder. But none are guilty of the made-up, imaginary "crime" that is "treason."

How the State Preserves Itself—and What the State Fears

Blog01/13/2021

The gravest crimes in the state's lexicon are almost invariably not invasions of private person or property, but dangers to the state itself: treason, desertion, insurrection, etc. The state does not exist to protect its citizens, but to protect itself.

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