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Headline Math, Women’s Wages, and a Very Bad Deal in Higher Education

Bureaucracy and RegulationEducationLabor and WagesMedia and Culture


Higher education promotes itself as the leader in equitable outcomes, but the reality is quite different, especially when it comes to women.

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How the American Revolution Turned North American Foreign Trade on Its Head

U.S. History


After peace came in 1783, the new republic faced a twofold economic adjustment: to peacetime from the artificial production and trade patterns during the war, and to a far different trading picture than had existed before the war.

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How Capitalism Made Christmas a Holiday for Children

U.S. History


It is no coincidence that the boom in mass-produced goods made specifically for children, "coincided closely with the rise of the middle-classes, industry, and capitalism." 

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How the Free Market Drove History's "Great Enrichment"

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic FreedomFree MarketsProperty Rights


Some critics of the market claim that markets are effective only under the near-impossible conditions of perfect competition, among other criticisms. Deirdre McCloskey addresses these issues and more, as David Gordon points out in this review.

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How Did the U.S. Government Become So Big?

Big GovernmentPoliticsU.S. History


The behemoth known as the US government didn’t metastasize by accident. The process began as soon as the US Constitution was ratified.

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How Not to Desocialize: Argentina Edition

Economic FreedomPoliticsSocialismWorld History


While Argentina president-elect Javier Milei plans to privatize state-owned enterprises, there is a right way and a wrong way to privatize these entities. Murray Rothbard and Hans-Hermann Hoppe show the way.

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Henry Kissinger: War Criminal and Enemy of Mankind


Get ready to see George W. Bush, Michelle Obama, Mitch McConnell, and Hillary Clinton all mourn together at Kissinger's funeral as they hail one of the regime's most devoted apologists. 

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Help the Institute Fight Censorship and Expose Government Tyranny


In a totalitarian society, truth is determined by government pronouncements. Help the Institute fight back against censorship and continue to expose government lies!

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