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Government Schools Are Propaganda Machines

Big GovernmentEducationMedia and CultureProgressivism

Blog02/16/2024

While people often associate propaganda with dictatorial regimes, American public education has created a propaganda machine that Stalin would have envied.

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GDP is a Poor Measure of Economic Health

Economic PolicyKeynesMacroeconomicsU.S. Economy

Blog02/15/2024

While economists speak of GDP as a legitimate measure of the economy, a closer look tells us that it is biased toward consumer spending and fails to give a true measure of the value of capital.

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Government Banks Would Be a Dangerous Tool for Progressive Ideologues

Cronyism and CorporatismMonetary PolicyMoney and BanksSocialism

Blog01/23/2024

Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have introduced legislation to create government-owned banks, ostensibly to “increase accountability.” In truth, the banks would exist to fund progressive causes.

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Government Employee Pensions Are Underfunded. Taxpayers Will Make Up the Difference

Big GovernmentEconomic PolicyPoliticsTaxes and Spending

Blog01/20/2024

Government employees generally have sweeter pension plans compared to private-sector employees, but government pensions are purposely underfunded. No worries for government employees: taxpayers will pick up the slack.

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Greenwashing: A Bridge between Austrians and Environmentalists?

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyThe EnvironmentPhilosophy

Blog01/05/2024

Environmentalists deride what they call “greenwashing,” which involves making a public show of supporting environmental causes but not changing business practices. There is some truth to the term, but environmentalists fail to see a larger picture.

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Good Logic Prevents Bad Regulation

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyLegal System

Blog01/02/2024

Much government regulation — and especially what we saw during the covid era — is downright illogical and produces harmful results. Perhaps some simple logic is in order.

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Government Prohibitions on Raw Milk Are Ignorant and Dangerous

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismEconomic Freedom

Blog12/22/2023

Since government regulates nearly everything, it is not surprising that regulations often prohibit the sale and consumption of raw milk. Like many other regulations, these prohibitions reflect political favoritism, not health science.

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Blog12/14/2023

There has been a radical change in the social and political landscape in this country, and any person who desires the victory of liberty and the defeat of Leviathan must adjust his strategy accordingly.

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