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The Supreme Court's Dubious "Wall of Separation" between Church and State

Legal SystemU.S. History

Blog06/21/2019

How old should a monument be to avoid Establishment Clause challenges? Not that old, given the Supreme Court invented the "wall of separation" argument in only 1947.

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The Fallacy of Identity Economics

The economist Alex Tabarrok recently criticized "identity economics" in a manner reminiscent of Murray Rothbard's criticism of Keynes.

05/15/2019Power & Market
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The EU Is "the Embodiment of Bureaucratic Hubris"

Global Economy

The EU retreated from the ideas of free trade, free markets, and competition and turned its attention, resources and intentions towards developing a bureaucratic, regulatory, planning economy approach.

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The Deep State Campaign for War with Russia

Book ReviewsWar and Foreign Policy

Blog04/05/2019

David Gordon reviews the book War with Russia? From Putin & Ukraine to Trump & Russiagate. By Stephen F. Cohen.

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The Next Step in Social Security’s Ponzi Scheme

Blog03/13/2019

Social Security has always been a scheme to pile costs on future workers for the benefit of current retirees. Now Congress wants to make things even worse.

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The Eurozone is Slowing, and the ECB Isn't Prepared

Booms and BustsFinancial MarketsGlobal Economy

Blog03/12/2019

The European central bank has no ammunition left with which to address any serious economic downturn.

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The Great Murray Rothbard

Blog03/02/2019

Today would have been the 93rd birthday of Murray Rothbard, a creative genius and champion of liberty.

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The Shutdown Shows Us How Unreliable and Harmful Government Can Really Be

Blog01/26/2019

The shutdown is an example of how the government cannot be counted on to deliver on its promises.

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