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Why Marx Hated Individualism

Free MarketsSocialismPolitical Theory

Blog03/29/2018

The capitalist system is a system in which promotion is precisely according to merit. Marx didn't like that.

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Why (Most) Children Shouldn't Vote

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog03/19/2018

Whether or not a child should vote depends on whether or not he or she is a net taxpayer. 

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Why Newspapers Are Going Out of Business

Media and CultureValue and Exchange

Blog03/17/2018

Newspapers apparently have a very high opinion of the quality of the product they're turning out. Many consumers seem to disagree. 

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Why Gun Control Doesn't Explain Australia's Low Homicide Rates

03/14/2018Power & Market
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Why States Don't Require Blood Tests for Marriages Anymore

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog01/30/2018

States used to mandate that couples take blood tests before being allowed to obtain a marriage license. Fortunately, that is now a thing of the past.

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Why California Has the Nation's Worst Poverty Rate

PovertyTaxes and Spending

Blog01/17/2018
Earlier this week, the 'LA Times' reminded its readers that California has the highest poverty rate in the nation.
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Will the Dollar Survive the Rise of the Yuan and the End of the Petrodollar?

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog01/10/2018
The dollar’s hegemony is being directly challenged by China, which is not shy about promoting her own currency as her preferred settlement medium.
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Was Scrooge the Victim in A Christmas Carol?

Labor and WagesMedia and Culture

Blog12/23/2017
Scrooge was never mistreated by his nephew, by Cratchit, or by those seeking charitable donations. Scrooge was always free to refuse them all.
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