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Why the State Won't Tolerate Independence for Christianity

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog03/11/2021

The state seeks to not only supplant religious institutions by usurping their mundane functions but by usurping their spiritual functions as well. American Christian institutions form both a rival religion and a competing pole of social power.

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Why a Green New Deal Is More Expensive Than Joe Biden Realizes

The Environment

Blog03/10/2021

Wind and solar power can work well when placed in an ideal location. Much of the time, however, these projects require a lot of fossil fuel to produce, but then never deliver the promised "zero-carbon" energy.

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What Does GDP Really Tell Us?

U.S. History

Blog03/10/2021

"Any concept of average price level involves adding or multiplying quantities of completely different units of goods, such as butter, hats, sugar, etc., and is therefore meaningless."

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Wind Power Is a Disaster in Texas, No Matter What Paul Krugman Says

The Environment

Blog03/08/2021

Normally the boosters of renewable energy point with pride to Texas, yet when wind collapsed during the deep freeze, suddenly even its biggest fans admit that nobody ever thought it could do the same job as natural gas.

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Why Europe's Left Wants a European Financial Superstate

Global EconomyMoney and Banking

Blog03/08/2021

If Europe wants to build wealth for its poorest members, it needs private entrepreneurship. But entrepreneurs need exactly the opposite of the Keynesian plan for building a European superstate. 

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What Rothbard's Defense of Religion Teaches Us about Resisting the Covid State

StrategyU.S. History

Blog03/04/2021

Murray Rothbard died more than a quarter century before the outbreak of the covid mania and tyranny, but if he were alive today, he wouldn’t be surprised to see that the most common resistance at an institutional level comes from churches.

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When I Toured East Berlin with Murray Rothbard

Money and Banking

Blog03/03/2021

Murray Rothbard didn’t need to explain to me on the bus why East Berlin, the so-called Paris of Eastern Europe, was a broken-down dump. He already had explained it to me in his numerous writings.

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What We've Learned from Israel's Covid Vaccine Program

Health

Blog03/03/2021

The covid vaccine experience in Israel shows that one death is prevented for every 26,000 vaccine jabs, at a cost of $1 million. A single hospitalization is prevented with every 5,000 jabs, at a cost of $160,000 each. 

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