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Political Competition vs. Market Competition

Property RightsWorld History

Blog05/04/2021

In a market economy, it is not the warlord or strongman who seizes control and lords it over his subjects. Rather, it is the common man as consumer who sets the terms for victory in the marketplace.

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Lord Acton: Libertarian Hero

World History

Blog04/30/2021

When some years ago I first read Murray Rothbard's description of Lord Acton as "the great Catholic libertarian historian," I suspected overstatement. The more I learned from and about Acton, however, the more Rothbard's words rang true. 

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Are Monarchies Better for Economic Growth? Here's What the Empirical Evidence Says.

World History

Blog04/23/2021

The evidence suggests that monarchies—especially small ones—are more peaceful, stable, and protective of private property than their republican neighbors. 

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When Measured by Real-World Outcomes, Capitalism Delivers

World History

Blog04/14/2021

If we actually examine the record of markets versus socialist regimes, we find that markets perform much better in terms of income growth, environmental quality, and the empowerment of women. 

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The Success of Socialist Newspeak

Big GovernmentMedia and CultureWorld History

Blog03/31/2021

The socialists have engineered a semantic revolution in converting the meaning of terms into their opposite.

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How the "Bourgeois Deal" Enriched the World

Book ReviewsWorld History

Blog03/31/2021

One of the most striking facts of world history: since about 1800, there has been an enormous increase in the average standard of living throughout the world. Before that date, almost everyone was poor, but then things changed.

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Colonies Compared: Why British Colonies Were More Economically Successful

World History

Blog03/27/2021

The fact that colonial empires often differ significantly in their outcomes can serve to provide us with insights into what sorts of government policies are the most and least harmful.

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Why Beijing Wants a Digital Yuan

World History

Blog03/26/2021

The Chinese regime hopes it can use a digital yuan to challenge the supremacy of the US dollar. That brings a host of geopolitical advantages, as well. 

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Debunking Piketty and the Left's Celebrity Economists

World History

Blog03/20/2021

If you were to browse the economics sections of bookstores here in my home city, Dublin, you would find a wide variety of books by anticapitalist celebrity economists. Books by free market economists? Not so much. 

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The Never-Ending Battle between Leviathan and Liberty

World History

Blog03/18/2021

Few political follies are more hazardous than presuming that one’s liberties are forever safe. If liberty is God’s gift to humanity, then why were most people who ever lived on Earth denied this divine bequest?

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