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Covid Lockdowns Signal the Rise of Public Policy by Ransom

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In the age of covid, governments have decided to embrace a new kind of policy: they'll hold the population hostage until the public complies with what the state wants. 


The Eurozone Is Going down the Same Stagnating Road as Japan


As Japan did, the eurozone is betting all on government spending, stimulus packages, and massive debt monetization. In other words, there is no real economic recovery in sight. 

In Defense of the Speculator


It will come as yesterday's news that the speculator is perennially under attack by the social justice warriors. Yet speculators serve a crucial and valuable role in surviving economic disasters. 

Review: Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America

09/18/2021Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics

The core mission of colleges and universities—teaching students—suffered as these institutions became politicized and luxurious resorts chasing athletic glory and questionable research.

Debunking Biden's Claim We Must "Protect the Vaccinated from the Unvaccinated"


It is claimed that vaccines are remarkably effective. But it is also claimed the unvaccinated are a grave threat to the vaccinated. How can both be true at the same time?

Is Self-Ownership Necessary?


Isn’t a principle of nonaggression against others another way of stating the self-ownership principle? "Not necessarily," says the insightful philosopher Chandran Kukathas.

Canadians Should Be Able to Vote "None of the Above"


The fact that NOTA is not a genuine, non-symbolic ballot option proves that the political class merely pays lip service to the concepts of integrity and the will of the people.

US Military Propaganda in Film, Sports, and TV: It's Everywhere


From the darkened cinema to the football field to the airport screening line, the US government inflated the actual threat of terrorism and the necessity of an aggressive military response.

You'll Be Shocked the Learn There's Corruption at the Fed


Some fed officials simply shrugged off what was an obvious conflict of interest when they traded stocks and real estate holdings while making policy. The rules don't apply to central bankers.



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