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Krugman: We Need More Unemployment—to Save Us from Unemployment

Booms and BustsLabor and WagesOther Schools of Thought

Blog05/19/2020

Paul Krugman is now claiming that reopening the economy and allowing people to go to work almost surely will cause a depression.

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Why Media Coverage of COVID-19 Has Been So Bad

ProgressivismMedia and Culture

Blog05/14/2020

Media outlets, both left and right, are mostly narrative driven. Also, journalists have a tendency to lazily reprint whatever "experts" say. This makes media reporting thoroughly unreliable.

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Viruses versus Lockdowns: It's Not about Tradeoffs

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog05/12/2020

Presenting "saving lives" as a more or less equal alternative to commerce and community is a misguided view of what the lockdown debate is really all about.

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Politicians Have Destroyed Markets and Ignored Human Rights with Alarming Enthusiasm

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

Blog05/02/2020

Politicians and media have combined with an obedient and frightened electorate to abolish civil liberties and destroy the markets that are so key to fighting poverty.

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Anthony Fauci: When Politics Trumps Science

Blog04/22/2020

When it comes to diseases, Anthony Fauci has a well established pattern of skipping the science phase, and going directly to press conferences and political posturing.

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Beyond the NAP: Rothbard's Full Case for Liberty

StrategyPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog04/08/2020

The nonaggression principle—"anything peaceful"—comes as close to a value-free analysis in a political, ethical, economic, and legal theory as conceivably possible. It was insufficient for Rothbard, because he rightly found it insufficient for liberty.

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Airline Bailouts Destabilize the Economy and Inflate Asset Prices

Blog04/07/2020

The airline industry has clearly been prone to booms and busts for decades. Yet instead of planning for hard times, these corporate welfare machines called "airlines" use resources to inflate stock value and pad executive salaries.

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Freedom Still Matters, Even in the Midst of a Virus

Big GovernmentDecentralization and SecessionStrategy

Blog04/07/2020

“Whenever a single definite object is made the supreme end of the State…the State becomes for the time inevitably absolute.” We cannot allow combating a virus to overwhelm all other values in society.

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