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What We've Learned from Israel's Covid Vaccine Program



The covid vaccine experience in Israel shows that one death is prevented for every 26,000 vaccine jabs, at a cost of $1 million. A single hospitalization is prevented with every 5,000 jabs, at a cost of $160,000 each. 

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Why Rothbard Endures

BiographiesHistory of the Austrian School of Economics


Instead of succumbing to the zeitgeist, Rothbard moved it.

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Why the Capitol Riot Terrified the Elite

U.S. History


The media-government alliance has clamped down against the populist right harder than ever before. Yet, one can sense a hint of panic within establishment ranks that the threads of their dominance may finally be unraveling.

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When Is Short Selling Fraudulent?

Financial Markets


Shorting more than the total outstanding shares isn’t perverse or fraudulent, whereas naked short selling—depending on the context—might be.

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Why Dominion’s Defamation Lawsuits Are Garbage

Bureaucracy and RegulationLaw


Dominion Voting Systems is a private company in name only. It is a de facto government agency which gets its revenue through taxpayer exploitation. As such, it should be considered ineligible to sue anyone for defamation. 

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Why "Stakeholder Capitalism" Is a Disaster for Entrepreneurs

The Entrepreneur


The driving force behind the stakeholder capitalism philosophy is precisely that it creates opportunities for political actors to assert disproportionate control over the economy’s resources. 

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Want More Entrepreneurship? Embrace Long-Term Legal Stability.


Prudent economic calculation becomes more difficult as legal and regulatory regimes are subject to frequent changes and political upheaval. 

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Why Biden and Krugman Are Wrong about the $15 Minimum Wage

Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages


Let's take a sober and even-handed look at what economics and empirical studies have to say about minimum wage hikes. Krugman and Biden claim there's no evidence these hikes affect employment. But they are being misleading. 

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