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In a Paranoid Nation, "Treason" Is Everywhere

Media and CultureThe Police StateU.S. History

Blog01/26/2021

In a free society, peaceful citizens deserve the legal benefit of the doubt. In an age where government agents have endlessly intruded onto people’s land and into their emails, citizens should not be scourged for transgressing unknown or unmarked federal boundaries.

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Understanding Inequality Requires Much More Than Calling Everything Racist

Media and CulturePhilosophyPoverty

Blog01/16/2021

To offer a semblance of solidarity with the working class, wealthy leftists have substituted identity politics for class conflict, and attempted to recast economic problems as problems of racism or bigotry.  

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The Family Fades as Governments Subsidize Daycares and Nursing Homes

EducationMedia and CulturePaternalism

Blog01/08/2021

By supplanting the family in caring for the young and the old, not only does the state increase the role it plays in society here and now, it also erodes the competency of the family in the long term. 

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Climate Activism, Captured in One Instagram Post

The EnvironmentMedia and Culture

Blog01/07/2021

Climate "science" now often amounts to little more than a smug proclamation from a TV personality and a demand that everyone vote for Joe Biden. 

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2021: Welcome to Post-persuasion America

Anti-PoliticsMedia and CultureStrategy

Blog01/01/2021

Mobilization and separation, not persuasion, is the way forward.

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Pietro Marcello’s Martin Eden: The Man versus the State

Media and Culture

Blog01/01/2021

The Italian film director Pietro Marcello brings us a film that visibly moves the needle toward individualism and against collectivism in all its various manifestations.

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Capitalist Luxury vs. "The True Meaning of Christmas"

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog12/25/2020

The idea of ordinary people enjoying luxuries and "unnecessary" items has long troubled intellectuals and aristocrats. But thanks to capitalism, ordinary people can now enjoy the basic pleasures the ruling classes have long seized for their own. 

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California Voters Defeated Affirmative Action and the Left Was Very Surprised

Legal SystemMedia and Culture

Blog12/24/2020

Ideally, political elites would like nothing more than state-sponsored ethnic conflict. Having multiple groups pitted against each other in petty political squabbles makes effective opposition against the managerial class virtually impossible. 

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Why It's Important to Make the Moral Case for Capitalism

CapitalismMedia and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog12/23/2020

Yes, capitalism is more efficient than socialism, but to build a compelling argument for free market capitalism, defenders of liberty must also articulate that it is a superior moral system.

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Rich Millennials Plot the End of Civilization

CapitalismMedia and Culture

Blog12/22/2020

Millennial Sam Jacobs went off to college a wealthy but normal young man and came back a socialist. Suddenly his family’s “extreme, plutocratic wealth” became too much of a burden for him. 

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