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Help the Institute Build a Brighter Future

Blog12/17/2020

Like never before, we are threatened by a terrifying axis of a left-controlled government and proudly progressive corporate power. To build a better future, we will have to build institutions grounded in merit and truth.

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How the State Spreads Mass Hysteria

Media and CulturePolitical Theory

Blog12/17/2020

Mass hysteria is possible in a free society, but there are self-correcting mechanisms and the harm such hysteria may inflict is limited by the enforcement of private property rights. 

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How Much Does the Pfizer Vaccine Actually Reduce Risk of Hospitalization?

Health

Blog12/15/2020

In the much-hyped Pfizer study, there were more hospitalizations in the control group than in the vaccine group, but the numbers were too small to be statistically significant.

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How Governments Rigged the Game against Workers

Blog12/08/2020

"Wage slavery" isn't real, but under an interventionist regime, many are compelled to go into wage work when they would have chosen another path in an unhampered market. 

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How Walter Williams Helped Me Lose a Job

Blog12/03/2020

Walter Williams believed free markets provided the best way for humans—and especially people born on lower rungs of the economic ladder—to advance materially and in other ways, too.

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How Socialist Dogma Replaces Real Science with "Settled Science"

Media and Culture

Blog11/30/2020

Socialist regimes under the Soviets and the National Socialists silenced scientific theories that appeared to contradict the regime's ideological dogmas. The modern politicization of science is going down that road.

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How to Decrease Income Inequality

Blog11/23/2020

[Originally published November 2013]

The Globe and Mail has been up in arms over the growing wealth divide in Canada. Or at least the perception of a growing wealth divide. As part of its Wealth Paradox series, this weekend’s edition looked at some policies aimed at...

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How Easy Money Creates the Boom-Bust Cycle

Blog11/10/2020

An economic depression is not caused by the collapse of the money stock, but rather by the collapse of the pool of real savings. This is set in motion by previous monetary pumping.

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