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The Weirdest, Most Distorted Economy Ever

Blog12/12/2020

The Fed is not allowing the economy to heal, but instead induces more distortions and weirdness. The explosion in orders for new trucks is perhaps just the latest example.

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Marxists Dominate the Field of Literary Criticism. That's a Problem.

Book ReviewsEducation

Blog12/12/2020

Matt Spivey continues the pioneering work of Paul Cantor and Stephen Cox in bringing sound economics to the analysis of literature. 

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A Clash about Morality in Wartime

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog12/11/2020

Hurting innocents is never okay, but apologists for the bombing of Hiroshima and other state atrocities find this "purist" position inconvenient.

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Colonialism Doesn't Explain the Developing World's Problems

World History

Blog12/11/2020

It is popular to assume that colonialism explains most modern-day dynamics in the developing world. But what if precolonial institutions are the real deciding factors?

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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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There's Still No Evidence that Either Lockdowns or Masks Are "Game Changers"

Blog12/10/2020

Politicians once assured us that they could get deaths down to zero with lockdowns and mask mandate. They don't seem to say that anymore. 

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Central Banks Put Wind at Bitcoin's Back

BitcoinFinancial Markets

Blog12/10/2020

The central banks can be thanked for all bubbles, including those in cryptocurrencies.

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There Is No Conflict Between Classical Liberalism and Religion

World History

Blog12/09/2020

Although some conservatives may insist that the classical liberals are necessarily opposed to a "God-centered" social order, the historical facts suggest otherwise. 

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