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Why the Covid Shutdowns of Public Schools Are Driving So Many to Homeschooling

EducationLabor and Wages

Blog5 hours ago

Students have been denied in-person schooling. At the same time, millions of women—many of whom have children—have been thrown out of work. Suddenly, homeschooling became a much more viable and necessary option. 

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A Case for One Billion Americans?

Book ReviewsWar and Foreign Policy

Blog01/16/2021

Matthew Yglesias has managed to turn militant anti-Chinese foreign policy into a call for big increases in government spending, and a lot more immigration.

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Understanding Inequality Requires Much More Than Calling Everything Racist

Media and CulturePhilosophyPoverty

Blog01/16/2021

To offer a semblance of solidarity with the working class, wealthy leftists have substituted identity politics for class conflict, and attempted to recast economic problems as problems of racism or bigotry.  

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What Is Fascism? It's the System We've Been Living under for Decades.

U.S. HistoryWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Fascism is the system of government that cartelizes the private sector, centrally plans the economy, exalts the police state, denies fundamental liberties to individuals, and makes the executive state the unlimited master of society.

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A World without Political Leaders?

World HistoryPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog01/15/2021

Manent insists that if political leaders don’t lead society, we will have a society that isn’t led by political leaders. So what?

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How Government Policy Reduces Fertility

World History

Blog01/15/2021

Government policy now ensures that the benefits of children are socialized, while the cost of raising children remains private. If you wanted to reduce families, you couldn’t think of anything better.

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Carl Menger and the Sesquicentennial Founding of the Austrian School

History of the Austrian School of EconomicsPraxeologyValue and Exchange

Blog01/14/2021

With his Principles of Economics Carl Menger not only laid the foundation for the Austrian school itself but for its continuing development to this day.

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The Upside of Lockdowns: More Saving

Money and BanksOther Schools of ThoughtProduction Theory

Blog01/14/2021

Rothbard: "At the outset of every step forward on the road to a more plentiful existence is saving….Without saving and capital accumulation there could not be any striving toward nonmaterial ends."

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