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Climate Change: Fred Singer's Classic Critique

Book ReviewsThe Environment

Blog5 min ago

Singer's Hot Talk, Cold Science is largely a skeptical scientific inquiry about popular global-warming theses. But there is one area of this that he understands is not scientific: the policy question of what, if anything, to do about climate problems. This cannot be left to the...

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Only Ideological Change Can Make the World a More Peaceful Place

PhilosophyWar and Foreign Policy

Blog01/22/2021

Given that so much of the world is in the grip of false ideologies, what can we do? Mises says that the answer does not lie in international organizations or treaties. “It is futile to place confidence in treaties, conferences, and…bureaucratic outfits" 

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No, the Chinese Won't Invade America If Secessionists Succeed

War and Foreign Policy

Blog01/22/2021

If the United States breaks up into smaller pieces, how will the new nations be able to defend themselves from the likes of China? Thanks to geography and wealth, even smaller American states would be well protected from Asian and European powers.

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Yet Another Study Shows—Yet Again—That Lockdowns Don't Work

Health

Blog01/21/2021

"We find no clear, significant beneficial effect of [lockdowns] on case growth in any country….In none of the 8 countries and in none out of the 16 comparisons [examined] were the effects of [lockdowns] significantly beneficial."

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The Myths Behind the "Capitalism Is Racist" Claim

U.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog01/21/2021

Both theory and the empirical research shows a competitive marketplace is incongruous with racism, but the Left insists capitalism is "inherently" racist. 

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"Victim-Centered" Justice Is a Threat to Due Process

Legal System

Blog01/21/2021

A guilty-until-proven-innocent mentality is winning at many colleges where a “believe the women” ideology dominates. Now these trends are making inroads into criminal justice even off-campus. 

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Halfway to Secession: Unity on Foreign Policy, Disunity on Domestic Policy

Decentralization and SecessionU.S. History

Blog01/20/2021

Expect opponents of secession and decentralization to start claiming that neither option is acceptable because any big change to the status quo could endanger American "strength" in foreign policy. Don't listen to them. 

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