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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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New Lockdowns and More Regulations Are Disastrous for US Jobs

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog12/10/2020

Lockdowns have already pummeled the US labor market, and efforts to increase regulations in the name of "protecting workers" will only make things worse. 

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No Privacy, No Property: The World in 2030 According to the WEF

The EnvironmentPoverty

Blog12/08/2020

The World Economic Forum and its related institutions in combination with a handful of governments and a few high-tech companies want to lead the world into a new era without property or privacy.

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Giving Thanks to Society’s Economic Benefactors

CapitalismPoverty

Blog11/25/2020

As Thanksgiving approaches, we should be thankful to society’s economic benefactors rather than condemning them because of the wrongheaded ideology of egalitarianism.

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What "Experts" Miss about Economic Inequality

Price ControlsMonetary PolicyPoverty

Blog10/08/2020

Many of the "solutions" peddled by today's experts are more likely to increase wealth inequality than decrease it.

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The Myth of Wakanda: How Hollywood Distorts the Legacy of Colonialism

Media and CulturePovertyWorld History

Blog10/07/2020

The film Black Panther offered an attractive view of an African nation untouched by slavery or colonialism. Unfortunately, the film offers a rather dubious counterfactual.

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Problems with Theories on the Black-White Wealth Gap

Media and CulturePoverty

Blog10/05/2020

Vague and generalizing theories about culture and race don't tell us much about the wealth gap between blacks and whites. The answer is more complex.

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Three Barriers to Improving Poverty Rates in America

Poverty

Blog09/24/2020

Government policy encourages single parent household formation while discouraging full-time employment and driving up housing costs.

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The Welfare State Did What Slavery Couldn't Do

PovertySocialismU.S. History

Blog09/09/2020

Thomas Sowell concluded that “A vastly expanded welfare state in the 1960s destroyed the black family, which had survived centuries of slavery and generations of racial oppression.”

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Industrialization and Free Trade Are the Way out of Poverty

Economic FreedomPovertyWorld History

Blog09/02/2020

Far from being a tool of "exploitation," industrialization and free trade are proven strategies to bring higher standards of living to the developing world.

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