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Jefferson on the Family and Liberty

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog08/14/2020

One of the standard criticisms of the free market point of view is that it treats individuals as isolated atoms who view other people only as means to the pursuit of their selfish ends. 

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How Central Banks Made the Covid Panic Worse

InflationMedia and CultureSocialism

Thanks to central banks, people now believe the myth that it is possible to shut down the economy and everything will be fine if we just print a lot of new money.  

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Why Marxist Organizations Like BLM Seek to Dismantle the "Western Nuclear Family"

Media and CultureSocialismWorld History

Blog07/27/2020

The Black Lives Matter organization explicitly states it seeks to "disrupt" the "nuclear family structure." In this, BLM is no different from countless other Marx-inspired organizations which seek to destroy the family as part of the "patriarchy."

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Americans Are Buying Guns in Record Numbers. The Washington Post Isn't Pleased.

Media and CultureThe Police State

Blog07/22/2020

Americans have been buying lots of guns out of fear of crime and unrest this year. This suggests that the crime-guns causality is the opposite of what gun controllers say. Rather than saying "guns cause crime," we should be saying "crime causes guns."

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Antonio Gramsci: The Greatest Political Strategist in History

Media and CultureSocialism

Blog07/22/2020

Many libertarians, like Marx, are focused on economic freedom as the means to deliver liberty for all. Gramsci knew better, and he offers a lesson for libertarians who believe that broader cultural questions beyond the nonaggression principle are irrelevant for liberty.

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The False-Positive Panic over COVID-19

HealthMedia and Culture

Blog07/16/2020

False positives and false negatives remain a very large problem. Our current testing regime has alarmed the planet without contributing a health benefit.

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The COVID-19 Panic Shows Us Why Science Needs Skeptics

HealthMedia and CultureStrategy

Blog07/15/2020

Every major scientific advance challenged the “settled science” of its day and was often denounced as pernicious and false, even dangerous.

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You Don't Have to "Cultivate Poverty" to Pursue Truth, Contrary to Thoreau

CapitalismMedia and CultureU.S. History

Blog07/11/2020

Henry David Thoreau left behind many great admonitions. Alas, philosophical gems are not legal tender when rent is due.

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The Social Consequences of Zero Interest Rates

Media and CultureMonetary PolicyCapital and Interest Theory

Blog07/04/2020

As Japan has shown, ultralow interest rates can greatly affect a society that was once impressively focused on innovation and investment.

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