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Biden Is Providing an Opportunity for a New "Outreach to the Deplorables"

Bureaucracy and RegulationLibertarianismMedia and CultureProgressivism

Blog12/08/2023

As the Biden administration doubles down in its determination to create a more progressive nation, it inadvertently is creating more opportunities to promote libertarian alternatives.

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Ezra Klein's Progressivism Cannot Build Anything Socially Useful

LiberalismProgressivismSocialismU.S. Economy

Blog12/02/2023

Ezra Klein of the New York Times despairs of government’s impotence in building vast projects from energy grids to high-speed railways. He believes granting government absolute power is the answer.

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Progressive Interventionism Is Ruining American Healthcare

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismHealthProgressivism

Blog11/29/2023

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is at it again: demanding government intervention in the nation's healthcare system to deal with problems caused by earlier government intervention.

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Bourne Again

Media and CultureProgressivismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/24/2023

David Gordon reviews Only a Voice, by George Scialabba, dealing with the author's comments on antiwar progressives Randolph Bourne and Dwight Macdonald.

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Individual Health Insurance Mandates Are Mandates, Not Taxes

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismTaxes and Spending

Blog11/09/2023

When the Supreme Court ruled that Obamacare mandates really are taxes, it twisted logic into a pretzel. Forcing people to pay for health insurance is still a mandate.

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Is Migration a Tool of the Consumptive Class?

Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic PolicyMinarchyProgressivism

Blog11/06/2023

An unfortunate consequence of increased wealth is the growth of the parasitic consumptive class of political and cultural elites. Labor migrations often follow in the wake of damage that elites do.

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Canadian Digital Protectionism Gravely Threatens Free Speech

Bureaucracy and RegulationMedia and CultureProgressivismThe Police State

Blog10/30/2023

Under the guise of "modernizing" communications, the Canadian government is vastly expanding its power to regulate social media and threaten free speech.

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The Dangers of a "Cashless" Economy

Big GovernmentMonetary PolicyProgressivismU.S. Economy

Blog10/24/2023

While the ruling elites and the Federal Reserve try to sell digital money as “modern” and “convenient,” it poses threats to financial privacy and civil liberties.

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Is a Welfare State Consistent with Libertarianism?

LibertarianismPaternalismProgressivism

Blog10/20/2023

David Gordon reviews Dan Moller's book Governing Least: A New England Libertarianism, in which the author examines the issue of a welfare state in a libertarian society.

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