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Before Progressives Condemn Capitalism, They Should Be Able to Define It

Central BanksFree MarketsProgressivismCapital and Interest Theory

Blog6 hours ago

Although progressives and their allies might condemn capitalism, they rarely can define it.

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Germany Can Save Itself, and Possibly the World, by Abandoning Four Failed Policies

Global EconomyStrategyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11 hours ago

Germany's foray into green energy is turning out to be a disaster, but abandoning the green utopia is only the first stage for that country. It is time to put common sense and sound economics at the forefront of German policy making.

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The Agenda behind Climate Change Catastrophism

Bureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismSocialism

Blog11 hours ago

On top of Congress passing the "Climate Relief Bill," environmentalists also demand that President Joe Biden declare a "climate emergency" in order to seize new powers ostensibly to combat dreaded climate change. However, climate alarmism is not based on reality.

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Green Myths and Hard Realities: Sri Lanka as a Warning

Bureaucracy and RegulationGlobal EconomySocialismStrategy

Blog08/06/2022

While renewable energy and organic farming are considered sustainable, they're anything but. The collapse of Sri Lanka's green agricultural sector is a warning to the rest of the world.

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Surveys or Specifics: Do Economies Respond to Consumer Expectations or the Facts at Hand?

Free MarketsRationalismBusiness Cycles

Blog08/06/2022

Much is made of surveys determining consumer confidence in the economy. Expectations, however, must line up both with proper economic theories and the information at hand.

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Profits Are Not Random. They're How Entrepreneurs Help Allocate Resources Efficiently.

Financial MarketsFree MarketsRationalism

Blog08/05/2022

The efficient market hypothesis, which is popular in neoclassical economics circles, holds that markets are so "efficient" that entrepreneurial profits are generated randomly.

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Do Tariffs Create Prosperity? Challenging the Populist Right on Trade

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog08/05/2022

Populists on the right (and left) are claiming that American prosperity came about because of high protective tariffs. But political rhetoric can't replace sound economics.

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Rising "Constitutional Carry" Is a Sign of Failing Trust in Government

U.S. History

Blog08/04/2022

In the past, many Americans may have simply trusted to the regime to provide "law and order." But that sentiment is apparently becoming more and more rare. 

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