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Peace Is Popular

War and Foreign Policy

06/29/2017The Austrian
Why do seemingly endless wars remain such a stubborn feature of the American presidency, with the shameful complicity of Congress?
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Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception

Taxes and SpendingInterventionismPolitical Theory

03/04/2016The Austrian
Economists Akerlof and Shiller contend that people are too gullible and ignorant to be allowed to deal with a potentially deceptive marketplace on their own. The solution is to have the government manage the markets for them.
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PC Is About Control, Not Etiquette

Media and CulturePhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

12/28/2015The Austrian
Political Correctness is best understood as propaganda. But unlike propaganda, which is particular campaign or effort, PC is all-encompassing. It seeks to mold us into modern versions of Marx’s un-alienated society man, freed of all his bourgeois pretensions and humdrum social conventions.
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Political Illiberalism: A Defense of Freedom by Peter L.P. Simpson

Political Theory

12/07/2015The Austrian
It is remarkable, since Simpson is no libertarian, that his views on the state converge so substantially with views some libertarians have long defended.
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