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The Disastrous Legacy of Woodrow Wilson

ProgressivismMedia and CultureU.S. History

Blog07/02/2020

Woodrow Wilson was an especially devoted white supremacist, even by the standard of his day. The Left is finally targeting Wilson for this, but Wilson's legacy is far worse than even the Left will admit.

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What Anticapitalist Christian Economists Get Wrong

CapitalismPovertyU.S. History

Blog06/27/2020

The saddest aspect of this economic ignorance is that these evangelicals have completely ignored the real reductions in poverty rates in the past forty years, reductions that are due to liberalizing economies that once were in socialist straitjackets.

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Abolishing the Police Won't Mean Abolishing State Violence

Legal SystemMedia and CultureThe Police State

Blog06/15/2020

The Left believes that we need the state to force people to act in line with "social justice." This means that somebody must force compliance with state edicts, even if those people aren't called "police."

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Why Economists Are So Often Accused of Being Indifferent to Social Problems

Blog06/13/2020

Economists are often accused of being insensitive or unconcerned about social problems, because we try to consider all the costs and benefits, both short term and long term. This often means that we are skeptical of the popular quick political fix.

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Michael Flynn, Lori Loughlin, and the Permanent Culture of Prosecutorial Abuse

Legal SystemMedia and Culture

Blog06/01/2020

It’s important to call the government and media on this unholy alliance, whether you view their targets as sympathetic or not. If we stay silent when they come for our enemies, they will ultimately come for us.

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Krugman: We Need More Unemployment—to Save Us from Unemployment

Booms and BustsLabor and WagesOther Schools of Thought

Blog05/19/2020

Paul Krugman is now claiming that reopening the economy and allowing people to go to work almost surely will cause a depression.

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Why Media Coverage of COVID-19 Has Been So Bad

ProgressivismMedia and Culture

Blog05/14/2020

Media outlets, both left and right, are mostly narrative driven. Also, journalists have a tendency to lazily reprint whatever "experts" say. This makes media reporting thoroughly unreliable.

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Viruses versus Lockdowns: It's Not about Tradeoffs

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog05/12/2020

Presenting "saving lives" as a more or less equal alternative to commerce and community is a misguided view of what the lockdown debate is really all about.

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