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An Economist Examines US Foreign Policy and Finds It Wanting

LiberalismProgressivismWar and Foreign Policy

Blog2 hours ago

Economist Christopher Coyne of George Mason University uses economic logic to expose the follies of militaristic US policies overseas.

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Blog4 hours ago

Dr. Gary Schlarbaum, one of our generous supporters, has again offered to match donations to the Institute received through December 11. Please donate today and double your support!

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Who Has Better Ethics, the Social Security System or Bernie Madoff?

Big GovernmentEconomic FreedomU.S. Economy

Blog7 hours ago

Nearly everyone has heard of Bernie Madoff and rightly associates his name with financial fraud. Yet, the Social Security system is built on a Ponzi scheme similar to what Madoff created.

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The Fed Is Not "a Good Idea that Became Corrupt": It Always Was Corrupt

The FedProgressivismU.S. History

Blog12/01/2022

It is easy to think of the Fed as a good institution that simply lost its way. In truth, it was a bad idea and a bad institution from its beginning.

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How the State Seized Control of Marriage

World History

Blog12/01/2022

State regulation of marriage—and the ensuing secularization of marriage that followed—is a historical development that was part of the larger trend toward the expansion of state power.

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Deflation Is Not a Problem: Reversing It Is

Central BanksInflationKeynes

Blog12/01/2022

Keynesian economists claim that deflation is as bad or worse than inflation. But deflation not only reverses inflation's bad effects but also allows new wealth creation.

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Who Really Owns Big Digital Tech?

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismU.S. Economy

Blog11/30/2022

Is Big Tech a government creation—as the American Conservative recently claimed—or is it the result of entrepreneurs employing a mechanism created for noncommercial uses? It is both, writes Michael Rectenwald.

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Who Pays Wealth Tax: The Rich or the Poor?

CapitalismLabor and WagesTaxes and Spending

Blog11/30/2022

Spain's government is attempting to levy a wealth tax ostensibly to be "in solidarity with the poor." Because wealth taxes ultimately help lower real wages, there will be more poor people to share in the "solidarity."

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