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Throwing Printed Money at This Problem Won't Make It Go Away

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsU.S. History

Blog4 hours ago

The crisis we faced in 2008 has not gone away, as we failed to heed its warning to change course and reduce debt levels. Instead, it has become bigger and more dangerous.

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The Problem with British Slavery Reparations in the West Indies

Labor and WagesWorld History

Blog08/05/2020

A just scheme for reparations requires us to identify specific victims. But current calls for reparations do no such thing. Also, the British economy was not built on slavery, as some now claim.

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The Media Said Europe "Beat Back" Covid. But Now Lockdowns Loom Again

Health

Blog08/04/2020

The "experts" intend to keep locking populations down again and again until there's a vaccine. But what if there's no vaccine coming?

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There Are No Winners in the US-China "Tech War"

Protectionism and Free TradeSocialismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog07/28/2020

The alleged rise of China to impending global tech dominance is greatly overstated. And US efforts to combat China will only make American companies less competitive.

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The Myth of the Failure of Capitalism

CapitalismProtectionism and Free TradeSocialism

Blog07/27/2020

It is true that socialism and interventionism have not yet succeeded in completely eliminating capitalism. If they had, we would rediscover the meaning of hunger on a massive scale.

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The COVID Panic Is a Lesson in Using Statistics to Get Your Way in Politics

Blog07/23/2020

When it came to debating the morality and prudence of COVID lockdowns, their proponents had an ever-growing death toll statistic on their side. Those who feared the dark side of coerced lockdowns lacked the advantage of a dedicated government stat.

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Three Reasons Representative Democracy Doesn't Work

Decentralization and SecessionPolitical Theory

Blog07/20/2020

Even if the idea of democracy were a good one, there is a myriad of problems that come with translating the will of the voters into "representation" in political institutions. 

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The Constitution Failed

U.S. HistoryPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog07/03/2020

The Constitution is a dead letter. The only way to save its ideals is to rebuild the ideology behind it—laissez-faire liberalism—from the ground up.

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