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The Inflation Reduction Act: Another Unfair and Unjustified State Intervention

Cronyism and CorporatismInflationTaxes and Spending

Blog09/21/2022

One doubts that the so-called Inflation Reduction Act will reduce inflation. However, it will wreak havoc on the US economy with its lethal mix of taxes, regulations, subsidies, and outright crony capitalism.

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When Honesty Is Disincentivized, Don't Be Surprised That Trickery Abounds

Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic FreedomLegal SystemProperty Rights

Blog09/03/2022

Economists often deplore the corruption in developing countries, but when institutions are corrupt, don't expect people to have the incentive to be honest.

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Review: Progressive Conservatism: How Republicans Will Become America’s Natural Governing Party

Cronyism and CorporatismDemocracyU.S. History

Blog08/30/2022

Like many modern "conservatives," F.H. Buckley believes that America's future is conservative governance with a helping of government intervention, tariffs, and regulation.

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Taking Stock of the Assets We Have (and We Have a Lot of Them)

Cronyism and CorporatismFree MarketsStrategy

Blog08/27/2022

While the antimarket and antilibertarian forces are strong, it is easy to forget that free market advocates also have a powerful set of tools.

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A Political Victory for the Joes Is a Loss for the Country

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismInflationPrice Controls

Blog08/01/2022

Sen. Joe Manchin has agreed to support a "Build Back Better" lite that proponents claim will reduce inflation, give us better weather, and "pay for itself" through price controls and taxes. Perhaps we should be wary of such political "victories" for the political elites.

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Turns Out the Elites Like the Administrative State Better than Democracy

Bureaucracy and RegulationCapitalismCronyism and CorporatismDemocracyLaw

Blog07/12/2022

The New York Times claims that the "administrative state"—that is, governance by unelected bureaucrats—protects our country and enhances democracy.

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Yes, They Were Socialists: How the Nazis Waged War on Private Property

Cronyism and CorporatismSocialism

Blog07/05/2022

The myth that won't die is that Nazi Germany was a fully functioning free-market economy. In truth, it was effectively as socialist as its supposed rival, the USSR.

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In Defense of Defaulting on the National Debt

Cronyism and CorporatismThe FedU.S. Economy

Blog06/20/2022

Conventional wisdom says a country should manage its debts, but what if debt has become uncontrollable?

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Instead of Uniting the World, Globalization Has Set Nation against Nation

AntipoliticsCronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free TradeWar and Foreign Policy

Blog06/04/2022

The Davos crowd sold globalization as a way to bring nations together. Unfortunately, by insisting on political conformity, the globalists have set the world on fire.

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