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Book ReviewsOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology
David Gordon take a critical look at Markus Gabriel's Moral Progress in Dark Times, and although he finds parts that are disturbing, he also discovers important areas of agreement.
DemocracyMedia and CulturePoliticsProgressivism
Much of critical race theory and “antiracism” is aimed at pulling people apart, not bringing them together. To oppose such theories and practices is not racist in itself.
Bureaucracy and RegulationThe FedU.S. EconomyInterventionism
As government regularly intervenes in economic and financial markets, both continue to deteriorate. We must understand the kind of damage government causes.
The great economist Armen Alchian once observed, “Fortunately, societies have progressed despite almost universal ignorance of economic principles.” True.
Booms and BustsThe FedMonetary PolicyMoney and BanksU.S. Economy
As the Fed "fights inflation" by increasing interest rates, its actions will not produce the hoped-for "soft landing," but rather the hard bust.
LibertarianismPoliticsPhilosophy and Methodology
Human rights is a term tossed around casually in our politicized age. Must there be a moral base to such rights, and how do we determine that morality?
The foreign policy "elites" have been wrong about regime change, sanctions, "the lesson of Munich," a "rules-based order," and pretty much everything else.
Yuval Noah Harari, who teaches history at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, denies that free will exists. However, to deny free will is to deny human action itself.