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The Triumphant Foreign Policy of Warren G. Harding

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/15/2022

President Harding wanted to see the end of war and a return to a more traditional American foreign policy.

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There Is No Winner in This Trade War

Protectionism and Free Trade

Blog03/15/2022

Trade war means increasing the debt, eroding the public confidence, raising prices, and burdening the economy with interventions. All of it done in the name of the "public good."

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The Virtue of Neutrality: Resist Pressure to Choose Sides in the Ukraine-Russia Crisis

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/14/2022

Although social media says otherwise, neutrality in the Ukraine-Russia conflict is a good thing.

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The Cognitive Bias behind Anti–Price Gouging Laws

Bureaucracy and RegulationPrice ControlsPrices

Blog03/14/2022

People often react to sudden price changes by demanding that government "do something" to bring prices down. It is important to understand the mentality behind such beliefs.

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The Supreme Court Uses Twisted Logic to Protect US Agents Committing Torture

The Police StateWar and Foreign Policy

Blog03/12/2022

By declaring information in the public domain to be a "state secret," the US Supreme Court has proven that logic is no object when one twists the law like a pretzel.

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The $73 Million Settlement against Gun Manufacturer Remington Is Backdoor Gun Control

Bureaucracy and RegulationLaw

Blog03/11/2022

Gun control advocates are using lawsuits to try to destroy private gun manufacturers. Despite legal protections for the gun industry, this strategy may well succeed.

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The Roman Empire Wasn't "Civilization." It Was Violence.

Book Reviews

Blog03/10/2022

Kulikowski's two-volume history of Rome offers many lessons in what was at the center of the empire. What was Rome? It was violence—political violence as an organizing principle.

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The Legacy of Angela Merkel: Kicking the Can Down the Road

Global Economy

Blog03/05/2022

In the months since Angela Merkel’s departure from the German chancellorship after sixteen years in power, the editorials praising her reign have been legion. This is not one of them.

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