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Defending the Undefendable Investments

Economic FreedomThe EntrepreneurMedia and CultureProtectionism and Free Trade


In the spirit of Walter Block's classic Defending the Undefendable, Kevin Duffy looks at the "undefendable" investments and economic choices and finds them profitable.

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It’s Time for Some Debt and Entitlement Alarmism

Big GovernmentThe EnvironmentMedia and CultureTaxes and Spending


Climate alarmism dominates the news cycle, but perhaps people be more alarmed by massive federal budget deficits and runaway entitlement spending.

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Chess, Trans Athletes, and Free Markets in Sports

Bureaucracy and RegulationLawMedia and Culture


Is there a way out of the seemingly intractable demands that trans athletes who are "transitioning" from male to female be permitted to compete with female athletes? There may be a free-market solution.

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Threats Against the State: Anarcho-Tyranny, Murder, and Legitimacy

Legal SystemMedia and CultureThe Police State


In the recent killing of an elderly Utah man by federal agents, the government shows it will come down hardest on those who don't pose realistic threats.

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The Censorship Industrial Complex Exposes the Kleptocracy's True Intentions

Cronyism and CorporatismMedia and CultureThe Police State


Censoring and shutting down speech on the Internet is not a random thing. The people doing it are highly organized and almost always tied to ruling elites.

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Ethnic Prejudice and Wealth Gaps: Does the First Lead to the Second?

Economic PolicyMedia and CultureU.S. History


As politicians at all levels debate paying black Americans "reparations" for chattel slavery, a careful study of the wealth gaps between ethnic groups shows that ethnic prejudice explains very little. Other factors matter more.

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Hollywood Meets the Austrian Business Cycle

Booms and BustsMedia and CultureU.S. EconomyBusiness Cycles


Hollywood can create stories from thin air, but when the film industry creates malinvestments, there is a bust in the future.

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No, Governor, Rights Are NOT Government-Issued Privileges That You Can Suspend

LawMedia and CultureProgressivismProperty RightsThe Police State


The recent executive order by New Mexico's governor suspending gun rights in part of the state demonstrates not only her ignorance of the law, but also her greater ignorance of the origin of rights.

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Cultural Appropriation: The Nontheft of Something No One Owns

Media and CulturePolitics


Progressives have created a new thought crime: cultural appropriation. However, one cannot appropriate something that is not owned by anyone else.

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Forced Isolation of Patients in the ICU Is Barbaric and Counterproductive

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealthMedia and CultureThe Police State


When covid restrictions were at their tightest, many people died alone in ICUs, as friends and family were kept away in the name of "public health." A more accurate assessment of the policy is to call it barbaric.

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