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An American Classical Liberalism

Today's conflicts revolve around the desire to grab hold of someone else's property using the tool of compulsion that is the state. Would we be more peaceful and prosperous if it followed the liberal program? The question answers itself.

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Social Media's Algorithms Aren't Really Controlling You

4 hours agoFriday Philosophy
Senator Hawley wants government regulation of social media, and he insists that social media companies are somehow controlling and manipulating people. But Hawley is mistaken. You have free will even when using Facebook.

Due Process on Campus Keeps Justice on the Streets

Blog9 hours ago

The reality in colleges today becomes reality on the streets tomorrow. The privileged treatment of women under Title IX has had profound implications for campus sexual misconduct hearings that threaten due process for all.

The State of Modern Economics

05/06/2021The Austrian

In the last ten to twenty years, there’s been a real shift in mainstream economics—both micro and macro—away from theory and toward what you might call atheoretical inductive empirical work. This is not for the better.

The Fed Embraces Its Inner Zimbabwean

Blog05/06/2021

With Jerome Powell and Janet Yellen focusing on using monetary policy to manage climate change, the M1 money supply has gone parabolic, from just over $4 trillion in February to $18.6 trillion in March. This is right out of Zimbabwe's playbook.

Three Reasons Why the Biden Tax Increase Makes No Sense

Blog05/06/2021

Biden’s tax increase plan does not make sense from a growth, revenue, or deficit perspective, and it does virtually nothing to address the real problem: ballooning spending on programs like Social Security.

Decentralization, Absolutism, and the Papal States

Blog05/05/2021

The Papal States offer a helpful case study in understanding the transformation of Europe in the nineteenth century. Unfortunately, Kertzer's study on the topic is couched in faulty notions of enlightenment and medievalism. 

The Sterility of Intellectual Standardization

05/05/2021The Austrian

Devine responds to the critics who claim that capitalism is increasingly under attack because it promotes a collapse of moral values. Devine is fully capable of handling these accusations and has written a book worth reading.

What Happens When Governments Force Corporate Boards to Appoint More Women

Blog05/05/2021

Recent legislation in California mandates more women on corporate boards. This is supposed to shift the balance in corporate America in favor of female employees and managers. It doesn't seem to be working. 

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