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The Recovery Is Stalling. We Need Pro-Market Reforms Now.

Free MarketsMonetary Policy

Blog10/14/2020

Politicians have ignored the threat to small businesses that are failing not because their owners used the wrong strategies, but have been destroyed by the misguided and ineffective forced shutdown.

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The Great Barrington Declaration: A Few Words of Caution

Big GovernmentHealthPolitical Theory

Blog10/14/2020

Although the recommendations of the Great Barrington Declaration would be an improvement over the status quo, the declaration grants far too much power to the state to act in pursuit of an alleged "common good."

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The Great California Exodus

Blog10/10/2020

Today, those with a modicum of judgment and respect for their pocketbook are heading anywhere that is not named California, attempting to flee the incompetent mismanagement of Governor Gavin Newsom.

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The Economics of Government Regulation

Blog10/09/2020

When the state interferes with the market in order to bring about a different use of the productive factors it can only impair the supply, it cannot improve it.

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The Second Act Will Be Worse Than the First: Lockdowns Are Not the Answer

HealthMedia and Culture

Blog10/08/2020

Given the overt hostility that progressives have toward private enterprise in the first place, politicians will take shutdown-caused shortages and empty shelves as “proof” that private enterprise has failed.

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The Media Is Now Openly Pushing Secession as the Election Nears

Decentralization and Secession

Blog10/07/2020

The secessionist view is now increasingly being promoted by writers outside the usual conservative and libertarian groups that have long advocated in favor of decentralization and local control.

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The Myth of Wakanda: How Hollywood Distorts the Legacy of Colonialism

Media and CulturePovertyWorld History

Blog10/07/2020

The film Black Panther offered an attractive view of an African nation untouched by slavery or colonialism. Unfortunately, the film offers a rather dubious counterfactual.

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The Paradox of Prosperity

Capitalism

Blog10/07/2020

The present fascination with socialism and hatred of capitalism reflects a combination of willful historical blindness, lack of simple common sense, and inexcusable economic ignorance.

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