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Why Empowering Organized Labor Will Definitely Not Help the Economy

U.S. History


Contrary to what Krugman might argue, the growth of organized labor in the US workforce was much more the work of government prodding and outright coercion than it was a natural progression of the American workplace.

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Who's to Blame for Normalizing One-Man Rule?

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealthMedia and Culture


Unfortunately, the corporate press and public health officials have determined that unilateral rule by executive decree, unimpeded by any conception of individual freedom, is necessary to respond to the coronavirus.

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When Measured by Real-World Outcomes, Capitalism Delivers

World History


If we actually examine the record of markets versus socialist regimes, we find that markets perform much better in terms of income growth, environmental quality, and the empowerment of women. 

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What Exactly Is Neoliberalism, and Is It a Bad Thing?


In his book-length essay on neoliberalism, Alberto Mingardi provides some much needed clarification and explanation of this concept that has long been one of the Left's favored bogeymen. 

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Why Postmodernism Is Incompatible with a Politics of Liberty

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory


Postmodernism lends itself to totalitarianism. Once beliefs aren't constrained by the object world, an idea can't be wrong, and the intellectual battleground becomes a political one, a struggle to impose certain ideas on all.

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Why Beijing Wants a Digital Yuan

World History


The Chinese regime hopes it can use a digital yuan to challenge the supremacy of the US dollar. That brings a host of geopolitical advantages, as well. 

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Why Envy Can Destroy Economic Progress


In some cultures, entrepreneurial achievement and capital accumulations are viewed with high levels of suspicion and envy. This can be disastrous for economic progress. 

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Why AERC Remains One of the Few Venues for Real Intellectuals

History of the Austrian School of Economics


At a time when universities have become the most intolerant institutions against intellectual freedom, environments like the Austrian Economics Research Conference have never been more important.

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