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Can We See the End of the World from Here? Will We Still Feel Fine?

Book ReviewsGlobal Economy

Blog51 min ago

Typical discussions about the fate of our planet center around issues like war, climate change, and sovereignty. Peter Zelhan says "the halcyon days of 1980–2015 are over."

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Inflation Makes People Poorer (And It's the Government's Fault)

The FedInflation

Blog5 hours ago

When inflation hits, we see higher overall prices for everyone. But inflation hits lower-income people the hardest, and they bear the brunt of this tax.

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Is Economic Growth Synonymous with Ecological Destruction? The NYT Gets It Wrong (Again)

Economic PolicyProperty RightsSocialism

Blog08/13/2022

The New York Times recently interviewed economist Herman Daly, who insists that economic growth is ecologically destructive. There is much more to the story.

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If Mauritius is a Tax H(e)aven, Other African Countries Must be Tax Hells

Free MarketsSocialismTaxes and Spending

Blog08/13/2022

Elites are attacking the government of Mauritius for having lower tax rates than other African countries. The real issue is the levels of taxation in other African countries.

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Who Is Most Responsible for the Ongoing War in Ukraine?

War and Foreign Policy

Blog08/12/2022

While most people tend to see the Ukraine-Russia war as a current phenomenon, it is the continuation of what happened in Europe more than a century ago.

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Yes, Precolonial Africa Had Technology and Economic Life before Colonialism

The EntrepreneurWorld History

Blog08/12/2022

Like all other places, Africa has a more nuanced history than what people previously have believed. The continent was not devoid of technology before the advent of colonialism, as there were pockets of inventiveness and small-scale manufacturing.

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We Don't Believe You

PhilosophyPolitical Theory

Blog08/11/2022

Any political statement made today, by any politician or candidate, can be answered thus: "We don't believe you." 

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Thomas Piketty Wants to Bring Back Communism in the Guise of Democratic Socialism

Free MarketsSocialismCapital and Interest Theory

Blog08/11/2022

Thomas Piketty writes about equality and believes that reimposing communism in the West will achieve it. Mark Thornton disagrees.

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