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Joe Biden Wants a Huge New Tax on Gun Owners

Blog11 hours ago

Biden has proposed a new $200 tax on rifles and magazines, with a $10,000 fine for noncompliance.  Registration involves filling out a thirteen-page form, with fingerprints and a photograph of yourself.

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Japan's Ultraloose Monetary Policy Has Undermined Savings and Prosperity

Monetary PolicyWorld History

The Japanese experience offers valuable lessons for the US and Europe. A loose monetary policy can stabilize a recession for the short term, but a persistent flood of cheap money paralyzes productivity gains and growth.

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John Rawls's Theories Help Refute John Rawls's Theories

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog11/06/2020

Rawls’s doubts about global justice make him an effective critic of his own theory of justice.

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Japan Embraced Debt as a Way out of Its Budget Crisis. It's Not Working.

In Japan, huge social security expenditures have been simply monetized by the Bank of Japan at the expense of the overall welfare and the economic prospects of Japan’s youth.

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Joey Rothbard

BiographiesLibertarianism

Blog09/17/2020

Today would have been the ninety-second birthday of JoAnn Rothbard.

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James Champlin’s Lessons on Political Economy

Blog09/03/2020

James Tift Champlin (1811–82) was born in Colchester, Connecticut. He enrolled at Brown University in 1830, where the president, Francis Wayland, greatly impressed him.

Wayland was a staunch defender of private...

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Jefferson on the Family and Liberty

Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology

Blog08/14/2020

One of the standard criticisms of the free market point of view is that it treats individuals as isolated atoms who view other people only as means to the pursuit of their selfish ends. 

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Japan's Executive Pay Gap

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages

Blog08/01/2020

The highly regulated, protectionist Japanese economy, and an overall collectivist culture, leaves little room for flexibility in executive pay. This makes Japanese businesses less competitive, and work life more miserable.

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