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Why the Capitol Riot Terrified the Elite

U.S. History

Blog02/25/2021

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

Blog02/24/2021

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

Blog02/24/2021

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

Blog02/24/2021

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.

Blog02/22/2021

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

Blog02/19/2021

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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Why Hazlitt Opposed the Bretton Woods System

U.S. HistoryGold StandardMoney and Banking

That Bretton Woods was called a gold standard was an exercise in obfuscation. It happened for the same reason that NAFTA was called free trade. The state has long used the language of the market economy as a plow to push through its opposite.

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Why No State Needs Thousands of Nuclear Warheads

War and Foreign Policy

Blog02/10/2021

The claim that the US needs an immense and varied nuclear arsenal "does serve one purpose: it keeps military budgets wondrously high."

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