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The Gateway Drug Myth

HealthLegal System

Blog05/17/2019

The Time magazine article creating "the gateway drug" myth in the 1970s provided no citations for its claims, except ambiguous references to unnamed “experts.” The evidence remains elusive 40 years later.

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Thanks to Markets, Mobile Phones Have Been a Game-Changer for the World's Poor

World History

Blog03/12/2019

Thanks to trade and the pursuit of private-sector profits, even the poorest regions of the world have gained access to modern telecommunications at an astounding speed.

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The Beauty of Consumer Reviews

Calculation and Knowledge

Blog01/31/2019

Consumer reviews demonstrate one of the important ways that the market itself provides people with more important information in making purchasing decisions.

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The Anatomy of a Government Shutdown

Blog12/22/2018

Bureaucrats manipulate government shutdowns so that they are likely to produce the political outcomes the bureaucrats want. 

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The Tragedy of America's Entry into World War I

U.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/10/2018

America went to war 100 years ago for no good reason, and certainly not for the “general interest” of national security.

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The Economy: Winter Is Coming

Booms and BustsFinancial Markets

Blog08/29/2018

From the yield curve to money supply growth, there are good reasons to believe we are in the autumn of the current expansion.

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Three Non-Libertarian Books You Should Be Reading

Legal SystemMedia and CultureWar and Foreign Policy

Blog06/15/2018

These three books can open up a deeper understanding of war, drugs, and human society in general.

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The Role of Calvinism in the Dutch Golden Age

World History

The Dutch Republic transformed the fervor of predestination into faith in personal destiny — and the singularly capitalistic means of getting there.

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