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The Media Has Conveniently Forgotten George W. Bush's Many Atrocities

Media and CultureU.S. HistoryWar and Foreign Policy

Blog6 hours ago

George W. Bush has resurfaced to pander to the Left and the media in hopes of getting some attention. Apparently, Bush's brutal history of lies, wars, and torture is all fine now since he said some nice things condemning racism.

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Entrepreneurship in the Time of COVID-19

Calculation and KnowledgeEntrepreneurship

Blog9 hours ago

It is always a challenge for entrepreneurs to try and predict what customers will want in the future. But now things are even more unpredictable. And government regulations aren't helping either.

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The Jones Act: 100 Years of Failed Protectionism

Blog06/04/2020

June 5 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the Jones Act, a law passed to protect the domestic water transportation industry from outside competition.

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Mr. Trump, Don't Deploy the Military to American Cities without Their Consent

Blog06/03/2020

Some conservatives insist on calling for the president to deploy troops to pacify rioters even without the consent of state governments in affected areas. If this happens, it will be yet another nail in the coffin of the principles of decentralization, subsidiarity, and limited federal power....

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Progressives and the Origins of the Economic "Consensus"

ProgressivismInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

Blog06/03/2020

Why economics abandoned the analysis of human action in favor of Keynes-inspired math-centered economics.

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Richard Cobden: Exemplar of Liberty, Property, and Peace

BiographiesProtectionism and Free TradeWorld History

Blog06/03/2020

Richard Cobden today is an underappreciated hero of peace and freedom in trade, and he fought the power of the state at every turn.

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War for Hong Kong?

The United States has been trying to provoke China into a conflict for years. But Americans benefit far more from peace with China. We shouldn't fall for the state's latest hate campaign against foreigners.

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Three Ways Lockdowns Paved the Way for These Riots

Big GovernmentThe Police State

Blog06/02/2020

COVID lockdowns (1) threw millions out of work, (2) increased police harassment of peaceful people, (3) cut people off from key institutions that reduce social conflict. This made a volatile situation far worse.

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