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GDP Provides a False Reading of the State of the Economy

Booms and BustsThe FedBusiness Cycles

Blog07/19/2022

Most economists see GDP as a snapshot of the performance of the economy. However, it is better understood as a misleading statistic which fails to accurately describe what really is happening economically.

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Covid-19 and the Continuing Erosion of Private Property Rights

Property Rights

Blog07/19/2022

Lest anyone underestimate the brutality of state control, the way governments have handled the covid-19 pandemic demonstrates the authorities have not yet hit bottom.

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Toleration Does Not Require Calling Evil Good

U.S. History

Blog07/18/2022

Bombing private property is bad. So, when someone bombed the pro-eugenics, antihuman Georgia "guidestones," we naturally condemned the bombing. But let's not pretend the monument was a good thing. 

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Contrary to Public Myths, Rent Control Hasn't Been a Success in Sweden

Economic PolicyPrice Controls

Blog07/18/2022

Rent control was imposed in Stockholm to "stabilize" the housing market. Not surprisingly, "stabilization" has meant housing shortages and years-long waits for available apartments.

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Critical Race Theory: Academic Malfeasance and Fraudulence

Progressivism

Blog07/18/2022

CRT is what happens when methodological individualism is abandoned and replaced by “systems” and “structures” that apparently do everything while actual people do nothing.

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If Government Can Take from One Group, It Can and Will Take from Everyone

Property Rights

Blog07/18/2022

While governments have been assaulting private property rights for many years, they now are ramping up the pressure. Nothing less than our civilization is at stake.

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How the World Embraced Nationalism, and Why It's Not Going Away Soon

World History

Blog07/16/2022

The fact that the idea of national groups and nation-states seems so natural and so self-evident—in spite of being novel, recent, and modern—illustrates just how much nationalism has influenced our thinking. 

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College Conference Switching as Secession? A Case Study in "Nations by Consent"

Decentralization and Secession

Blog07/16/2022

One way to interpret Southern Cal and UCLA's move to switch conferences and join the Big 10 is as a form of peaceful secession.

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