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Politicians Have Used This Crisis to Remind Us They're Mostly Wannabe Dictators

Big GovernmentPolitical Theory

Blog03/26/2020

From small villages to Capitol Hill, politicians are using every opportunity to void the Bill of Rights and abolish all limits on their power.

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Politicians Are Calling for Lots of "Bold" Plans. Watch Out.

ProgressivismTaxes and Spending

Blog03/16/2020

With both major political parties seemingly uninterested in the long-term fiscal stability of the United States, the only near-term solution for the spendthrift class in Washington, DC, is to either raise taxes or spend recklessly.

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Popper and the Course of History

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog02/28/2020

Can a scientific law allow us to predict the course of history? Marxists lean in this direction, but Karl Popper says it's impossible. Is he right?

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Pete Buttigieg's Sovietesque Plan for Rural Revitalization

ImmigrationPovertySocialismTaxes and Spending

Blog02/25/2020

Buttigieg's plan to repopulate depressed rural areas with immigrants reminds one of old Soviet schemes to ship people to Siberia to stimulate the economy there.

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Private Sector Truck Drivers Are Nepal's Lifeline to Clean Water

Blog02/08/2020

Government officials have repeatedly failed to deliver clean water to the people of Kathmandu. So the private sector stepped in to get the job done.

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Protectionism Is Not the Answer to the Canadian Fur Trade’s Problems

Free MarketsProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog01/29/2020

The North American fur trade is in decline. Unfortunately, many think that the solution is for the government to step in to “protect” trappers from market competition.

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Pseudo-Psychiatrist "Diagnoses" Trump Supporters with Mental Disorders

HealthMedia and Culture

Blog01/25/2020

The great libertarian psychiatrist Thomas Szasz warned that health officials could use their "expertise" to push a political agenda. We're now living in that world.

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Peaceful Market Exchange—Not Politics—Harnesses the Value of Diversity

Free MarketsMedia and CultureProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog01/22/2020

Whether diversity is a social benefit depends on whether it creates excuses to fight each other for special treatment. Politicizing our differences is far more likely to make diversity a source of conflict.

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