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A "Bronze Age Mindset" Won't Save Us From Leviathan

Media and Culture

Blog09/27/2019

“It’s been evident for a while that conventional conservatism no longer holds much purchase with large swaths of the under 40, and especially under 30, crowd. Tax cuts, deregulation, trade giveaways, Russophobia, democracy wars, and open borders are not getting the kids riled up.”

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The Trade "War" Is Only Making War on Our Freedoms

Blog09/27/2019

Governments love to use war analogies, framing themselves as the heroes fighting the bad guys. But when it comes to trade wars, governments are the bad guys, and individuals are the victims.

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There's Nothing Natural About Socialism

Socialism

Blog09/13/2019

Democratic socialists are committed to destroying the voluntary and naturally-occurring relationships that develop in the marketplace among consenting human beings. They do it through relentless wealth redistribution programs.

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Why Entrepreneurs Are Different

The Entrepreneur

Blog09/09/2019

Entrepreneurial action provides the fuel for the constant mining of consumer value. If entrepreneurs cease acting in this way, consumers will cease to see innovation and growing value in the marketplace.

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How to Know if Government Is Too Big

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog09/07/2019

If governments do anything more than protect property rights, then they're too big.

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Jay Powell's Critics Don't Know More than He Does

Money and BanksMoney and Banking

Blog09/04/2019

In the blurry world of conflicting economic indicators and forecasts and policy surprises, activist policymakers at the Fed do not know exactly what the “right” monetary policy is today. Neither do their activist critics.

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What We can Learn from Liechtenstein

Decentralization and SecessionWorld History

Blog09/03/2019

The Liechtenstein constitution goes to great pains to place obstacles in the way of exercising state power. It also has provisions explicitly allowing for secession.

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Why Employers Can't Exploit the Workers, Even if They Try

Blog09/02/2019

In a competitive economy, employers are unable to pocket the surplus produced by workers. If the employers try to do this, they lose market share and their best workers.

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