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The Federal Government Owns 92 Percent of Student Loans. Why Do Politicians Lie About It?

EducationMoney and BanksTaxes and Spending

Blog04/01/2020

The federal government must accompany any loan forgiveness with a repeal of all programs for subsidizing and guaranteeing loans. Anything less would be a formula for socializing higher education.

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The State Owns You: The Problem with "National Service"

War and Foreign Policy

Blog02/01/2020

All arguments in favor of mandatory service rest on the idea that an individual's life belongs not to him- or herself, but to the state.

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The Dark Side of the American Dream

Media and Culture

Blog11/22/2019

Paul Cantor's new book provides a new look at how the "American dream" is shown in pop culture as offering both hope and frustration.

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The Broken Windows of America’s Foreign Policy

War and Foreign Policy

Blog09/11/2019

While it’s easy to see how much we’re spending over there, it’s harder to see what we could be doing with all of those resources if we weren’t creating more problems abroad. We need to transform the way we think about our foreign policy and take Bastiat’s cue to try to “see the unseen.”

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The Problem with Private Prisons Is Not that They Are Private

Blog08/15/2019

Private prisons are private in name only. They are merely adjuncts of the state, and the real problem is these prisons warehouse many people the state should not have put in prison in the first place.

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Tucker Carlson and AOC Are Wrong About Christianity and Usury

Money and BanksWorld History

Blog05/21/2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks Christian theology supports her bill on excessive interest. Her position ignores the actual history of Christian views of usury.

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The Gateway Drug Myth

HealthLegal System

Blog05/17/2019

The Time magazine article creating "the gateway drug" myth in the 1970s provided no citations for its claims, except ambiguous references to unnamed “experts.” The evidence remains elusive 40 years later.

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Thanks to Markets, Mobile Phones Have Been a Game-Changer for the World's Poor

World History

Blog03/12/2019

Thanks to trade and the pursuit of private-sector profits, even the poorest regions of the world have gained access to modern telecommunications at an astounding speed.

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