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Vaccine Mandates: Who Will Comply, and Why?

Law

Blog39 min ago

The philosophy of covid passports is that people are venal and can be easily bribed and made to conform. But is this true of the people who oppose vaccine mandates? 

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Why the Federalists Hated the Bill of Rights

U.S. History

Blog09/20/2021

The Bill of Rights transformed the Constitution from one of supreme and total national power to a partially mixed polity where the liberal antinationalists at least had a fighting chance. 

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From Diseases to Recessions, Government Failure Is Endemic

World History

Blog09/20/2021

As with economic policy to "cure" recessions, the authorities’ health response is good at crippling markets, but never delivers what is promised. 

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Covid Lockdowns Signal the Rise of Public Policy by Ransom

Law

Blog09/20/2021

In the age of covid, governments have decided to embrace a new kind of policy: they'll hold the population hostage until the public complies with what the state wants. 

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The Eurozone Is Going down the Same Stagnating Road as Japan

Money and Banks

Blog09/18/2021

As Japan did, the eurozone is betting all on government spending, stimulus packages, and massive debt monetization. In other words, there is no real economic recovery in sight. 

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In Defense of the Speculator

Booms and Busts

Blog09/18/2021

It will come as yesterday's news that the speculator is perennially under attack by the social justice warriors. Yet speculators serve a crucial and valuable role in surviving economic disasters. 

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Debunking Biden's Claim We Must "Protect the Vaccinated from the Unvaccinated"

Law

Blog09/17/2021

It is claimed that vaccines are remarkably effective. But it is also claimed the unvaccinated are a grave threat to the vaccinated. How can both be true at the same time?

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Is Self-Ownership Necessary?

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog09/17/2021

Isn’t a principle of nonaggression against others another way of stating the self-ownership principle? "Not necessarily," says the insightful philosopher Chandran Kukathas.

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