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College Loans and Hazlitt's Lesson: Ignoring the Larger Picture

Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic PolicyEducation

Blog11 hours ago

Politicians calling for student loan forgiveness or free college tuition have failed to understand the larger consequences of unlimited student lending. Henry Hazlitt would have understood.

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Bans on "Assault" Weapons Do Not Reduce Crime

Bureaucracy and RegulationLawThe Police State

Blog11 hours ago

Biden wants to roll out yet another "assault" weapons ban. Supporters claim it will reduce crime, but it will do no such thing.

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The US Chip Blockade against China Is Creating Unplanned Consequences

Protectionism and Free TradeStrategyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog11/25/2022

Supporters of US microchip policy against China claim the policy is "strategic," but in reality, it is old-fashioned protectionism with all the usual economic damage.

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To UBI or Not to UBI, That Is the Question

HayekStrategy

Blog11/25/2022

Is there a case to be made for universal basic income? David Gordon examines the pro-UBI arguments by philosopher Matt Zwolinski.

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It's Not Discrimination, Even When the Government Claims Otherwise

Free MarketsProgressivism

Blog11/25/2022

Governments are demanding there be "proportional" representation of women in professions that women historically have avoided. Those efforts will be unsuccessful.

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A (True) Thanksgiving Tale of Socialism in America and Israel

Free MarketsSocialismU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog11/24/2022

The Pilgrims tried socialism at Plymouth. After two years, they returned to private enterprise. Likewise, Israel was founded as a socialist state but has back turned toward free markets.

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How the Middle-Class Dining Room Revolutionized Domestic Life

World History

Blog11/24/2022

For families and friends gathering for Thanksgiving this year, many will assemble in rooms called the "dining room." This is a modern luxury made possible by the bourgeois merchants of old.

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