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Aggregated Data Hides the Damage Done by Minimum Wage Hikes

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog8 hours ago

Much of the harm is disguised by focusing on forecasts of higher aggregate income for the poor. Individuals, on the other hand, are another story. 

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American Households Made Economic Gains before Covid, but This Progress Can Be Lost

U.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog02/26/2021

Before 2020, there were growing signs of increasing economic prosperity for a wide variety of income groups in America. Whether or not this prosperity survives covid lockdowns and ever higher levels of government regulations remains to be seen.

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Almost a Year Later, There’s Still No Evidence Showing Governments Can Control the Spread of Covid-19

Health

Blog02/23/2021

The covid lockdowners still have no explanation for why California and Florida—with such different covid policies—have similar covid death rates. The White House's spokesman on the matter could only say it's "just a little beyond our explanation.”

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AOC and Schumer Want Taxpayer Funding for Covid-19 Funerals

HealthSocialismTaxes and Spending

Blog02/09/2021

Democrats want taxpayer funding for the families of those who died of covid. But, of course, there's no discussion of helping those who died as a result of covid lockdowns, such as those who were denied medical treatment for cancer. 

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A Caricature of Classical Liberalism: It's All about Individualism and Materialism

Book ReviewsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog02/04/2021

In her history of liberalism (both classical and otherwise) Helena Rosenblatt relies on a caricature of liberals as radically individualistic and concerned only with material gain. This is an unfortunate mistake. 

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A Wave of Abusive Federal Prosecutions Is Coming

LawThe Police State

Blog01/30/2021

With the Capitol riots, Biden has his 9/11. Now come the legal assaults against Americans. 

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A Welcome Attack on Churchill and Wilson

Book ReviewsWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog01/19/2021

What seems to me the great strength of Pankaj Mishra's new book is its demonstration that the atrocities of imperial conquest and rule prefigured the horrors of the European wars of the twentieth century and later wars of conquest as well.

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A Case for One Billion Americans?

Book ReviewsWar and Foreign Policy

Blog01/16/2021

Matthew Yglesias has managed to turn militant anti-Chinese foreign policy into a call for big increases in government spending, and a lot more immigration.

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