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How the Soviets Replaced Christmas with a Socialist Winter Holiday

Father Frost (the Soviet Santa Claus) asks: "To whom do we owe all the good things in our socialist society?,” to which, it is said, the children chorus the reply, "Stalin."

12/10/2019Power & Market
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Socialism and the Green New Deal: Choose One

The EnvironmentPolitical Theory

Blog12/09/2019

Central planners cannot calculate the costs and benefits of environmental policy.

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The Woke Media: Apologists for the State

Media and Culture

Blog12/09/2019

Woke journalists are not barriers to state-sponsored oppression, but rather its enablers.

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The Greatest of Modern Demagogues

Friedrich Hayek called Franklin Roosevelt "the greatest of modern demagogues."

12/09/2019Power & Market
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When the Communists Abolished the Weekend

Labor and WagesWorld History

Blog12/09/2019

By abolishing the weekend, the Soviets were in one move able to strike a blow against both families and religious institutions. All that was left was the state — and state-mandated labor.

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Don't Thank Government Officials for Progress in Sanitation and Life Expectancy

World History

Blog12/09/2019

Government officials have often stood in the way of scientific progress.

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Easy-Money Policies Don't Solve the Problem of Idle Resources

Blog12/07/2019

Loose monetary policy can get people to use idle resources. But this new economic activity will likely be in the service of bubble industries that don't create real wealth. Moreover, these bubbles create many idle resources of their own when the bust comes.

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How California's Government Plans to Make Wildfires Even Worse

The EnvironmentU.S. History

Blog12/07/2019

The State of California is now forcing insurance companies to cover homeowners who put their houses in some of the most fire-prone areas. What could go wrong?

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