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Égalité, Fraternité, Captivité

Big GovernmentThe Police State

Blog04/06/2020

What we can learn from the Patriot Act is that during a time of crisis governments can pass legislation that impacts citizens’ lives long after the crisis of the day has passed.

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Equality and Levelling Down

SocialismPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog04/03/2020

Egalitarians think that equality has intrinsic value: they advocate it for its own sake, not just to forestall bad consequences. But why is a situation in which some in it have been made better off, and none worse off, worse than one of equality?

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End the Shutdown

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog03/31/2020

The lasting and far-reaching harms caused by this authoritarian precedent far outweigh those caused by the COVID-19 virus. The American people must decide for themselves how and when to reopen society and return to their daily lives.

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Even Partial Liberalization Can Save a Nation from Poverty

Private Property

Blog03/31/2020

Without markets, it would have been impossible for a country like Rwanda, ravaged by the war, to achieve the growth it has experienced over the past twenty years. 

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Eminent Domain: Are Holdouts Really a Problem?

Blog03/27/2020

David Gordon is not convinced by the usual arguments claiming property owners ought to be forced to sell their property for an arbitrarily determined "market price."

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Even When They're Wrong, We Can Learn From Understanding Others' Theories

Other Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog03/20/2020

Learning the history of economic thought is important not because every economist has been right, but because we can learn from their mistakes.

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Entrepreneurs Flourish Most Where There Is a Culture and History of Entrepreneurship

The EntrepreneurFree Markets

Blog03/10/2020

Governments that hamper entrepreneurship certainly damage it in the near term. But these measures destroy the conditions necessary for innovation and entrepreneurship in the future as well.

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Europe Can't Afford a New "Green Deal"

The EnvironmentGlobal Economy

Blog02/10/2020

As H. L. Mencken wrote, “For every complex problem there is an answer that is clear, simple, and wrong.” The EU's Green Deal is the latest example.

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