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Why GDP Metrics Won't Tell Us Much about the Post-COVID Recovery

Blog8 hours ago

GDP can be increased through both government spending and printing new money. So, naturally, once lockdowns end we'll see a big rebound in GDP. But that doesn't tell us if the private sector is actually better off.

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Governments Have Crippled the World's Economies. Revolution May Soon Follow.

CapitalismSocialismInterventionism

Blog11 hours ago

Mises knew: “Mass unemployment destroys the moral foundations of the social order. The young people…forced to remain idle, are the ferment out of which the most radical political movements are formed."

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Free the Liquor Stores!

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic FreedomSocialism

Blog06/06/2020

Free the liquor stores to sell what products they want, what days of the week they want, what hours they want, and to whom they want.

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Three Ways Law Enforcement Must Be Reformed Right Now

Blog06/05/2020

End immunity. End police unions. End the drug war.

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Why It's Rational to Fear Cops

Legal SystemThe Police State

Blog06/05/2020

Not all (or even most) police are needlessly violent. But it is rational to conclude, upon seeing a person in a police uniform, that this person can—if he wishes to—abuse his power with near impunity.

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Freedom and COVID-19

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog06/05/2020

Freedom is not the ability to do what you want. This definition leads to all kinds of mischief, as freedom is really the absence of the threat of force.

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Riots: Not Fun nor Profit for the Rest of Us

ProgressivismMedia and CultureThe Police State

Riots are not the answer to police abuse. The answer lies in making drastic reforms to how police agencies function, up to and including privatization. Contrary to the popular narrative, it's not just nonwhites who are in danger. We're all targets of the state's enforcers.

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The Media Has Conveniently Forgotten George W. Bush's Many Atrocities

Media and CultureU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog06/04/2020

George W. Bush has resurfaced to pander to the Left and the media in hopes of getting some attention. Apparently, Bush's brutal history of lies, wars, and torture is all fine now since he said some nice things condemning racism.

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