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The Cost of the Enlightenment

Media and CultureWorld HistoryPolitical Theory

Blog03/26/2019

The fruit of the Enlightenment has been the growth and centralization of the state, at the expense of all other institutions. The material plenty we enjoy today are in spite of this change, not because of it.

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AOC and the Green Great Leap Forward

Blog02/11/2019

The authors of this plan apparently believe that all it will take is for the government to direct massive amounts of money toward these new projects, and everything else will fall into line

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Paul Krugman's Conversion to a 70-Percent Income Tax

Taxes and Spending

Blog01/15/2019

Paul Krugman is now claiming the fact the US is not a 100% free-market economy justifies ever-higher taxes on "the rich."

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No, Dollar Stores Don't Create Poverty

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and WagesPoverty

Blog01/01/2019

Dollar stores are hardly the starvation-producing hellholes that the critics claim them to be. They serve their customer base well, but it is not a customer base of elite journalists and politicians.

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We'll Need Property Rights in a World of Gene-Edited Humans

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealth

Blog12/19/2018

A respect for property rights will become all the more important in the age of "designer babies" and "gene editing."

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Won't Be the One to Finally Make Socialism Work

Blog11/22/2018

Trying to explain economics to progressives is like trying to explain to a flat-earther how a satellite orbits the planet.

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Venezuela Has Hyperinflation. Now What?

Global EconomyMoney and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog11/15/2018

The future of Venezuela is grim. International reserves will be depleted, monetary expansion will not pay the deficit, and inflation will continue.

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Sorry, Stiglitz: It’s Socialism That’s Rigged — not Capitalism

Capital and Interest TheoryOther Schools of Thought

Blog11/14/2018

Ever since winning the Nobel Memorial Prize in “Economic Science” in 2001, Joseph Stiglitz has been a one-man advocacy band for growth of the state.

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