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Compared to Europe and China, America Is Still a Safe Bet

Financial MarketsU.S. Economy

Blog8 hours ago

There's a lot of excessive optimism about the economy during the next four years in America. However, the US still comes out on top when compared to Europe and China.

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Climate Change: Fred Singer's Classic Critique

Book ReviewsThe Environment

Blog01/23/2021

Singer's Hot Talk, Cold Science is largely a skeptical scientific inquiry about popular global-warming theses. But there is one area of this that he understands is not scientific: the policy question of what, if anything, to do about climate problems.

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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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Covid-19 and the Socialist Calculation Problem

Value and Exchange

Blog01/13/2021

Just as central planners cannot know how individuals will value a product or service, so too are central planners unable to calculate or plan for the endless array of risk assessments made by potential victims of covid-19. 

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California Is Worse Than You Think

U.S. History

Blog01/09/2021

If California voters and politicians do not understand the current crisis, we will see the continuous march to perdition as California politicians refuse to acknowledge that they are killing the geese laying the golden eggs.

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Corporatism: Influential Farmers in India Oppose Profreedom Agricultural Reforms

Bureaucracy and RegulationCorporate WelfarePrice Controls

Blog01/09/2021

The silent majority is the one that benefits from recent agricultural reforms, but mounting pressure from the vocal minority has prompted the government to once again increase government meddling. 

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Climate Activism, Captured in One Instagram Post

The EnvironmentMedia and Culture

Blog01/07/2021

Climate "science" now often amounts to little more than a smug proclamation from a TV personality and a demand that everyone vote for Joe Biden. 

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California Now Wants to Tax People Who Live in Other States, Too

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/06/2021

In case you doubted that California's politicians are firmly committed to ever-higher levels of taxation, California is now trying to retroactively impose sales taxes on out-of-state retailers going as far back as 2012.

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