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Contested Elections Force Us To Ask Unpleasant Questions About Democracy

Blog10/30/2020

A contested election would help remind us that elections do not demonstrate "the will of the people" and that national unity is founded on some very fragile myths. 

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Chile Won't Become a Developed Country If It Doesn't Change Course

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismEconomic Freedom

Blog10/24/2020

Twenty years ago, it looked like Chile was well on its way to joining the world's small club of developed countries. But this path looks less and less likely as Chile abandons its commitment to freedom and markets.

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Central Banks and the Problem with Playing God

Central BanksMoney and Banks

Blog10/16/2020

It seems the reach and influence of central banks has never been higher, yet they are increasingly flying blind in an environment where central bank tools are growing ever more imprecise and dangerous.

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Can Rawlsian Democracy Coexist with Markets?

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog10/09/2020

To adopt a Rawlsian account of justice, you have to accept democratic participation in a strong sense. For Rawls, the people in a society must decide political questions together.

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Covid and the Escalation of Medical Tyranny

Big GovernmentHealthInterventionism

Blog10/06/2020

Covid has exposed how easy it is for government to weaponize healthcare. How long will the doctor-patient relationship remain sacred?

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Can the Stock Market Protect Wealth Better Than Gold and Silver?

InflationGlobal EconomyStrategy

Blog10/02/2020

Trying to stay ahead of the government printing press is the modern citizen’s constant worry.

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Can Governments Really Make the Workplace Safer?

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog09/24/2020

What bureaucrats call "safety" often just means lower wages and more unemployment. This hardly provides workers with a safer and more secure life overall.

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Compulsory vs. Free Education

Education

Blog09/23/2020

Compulsory public schooling is like having the government use the taxpayers' money to set up a nationwide chain of public newspapers and then compelling all people to read them.

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