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Can a Libertarian Work at a Public University?

Labor and Wages

Blog10/01/2021

In real life, the labor market includes government employers. So the fundamental question is whether or not a laborer can morally seek out the highest wage offered by all employers.

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Canada Votes for More of the Same

World History

Blog09/28/2021

Justin Trudeau won with a weak "victory" in Canadian elections last week, but he nonetheless claimed a "mandate" for vaccine passports and huge increases in federal spending. 

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Covid Lockdowns Signal the Rise of Public Policy by Ransom

Law

Blog09/20/2021

In the age of covid, governments have decided to embrace a new kind of policy: they'll hold the population hostage until the public complies with what the state wants. 

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Canadians Should Be Able to Vote "None of the Above"

World History

Blog09/17/2021

The fact that NOTA is not a genuine, nonsymbolic ballot option proves that the political class merely pays lip service to the concepts of integrity and the will of the people.

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Can Economic Data Explain the Timing and Causes of Recessions?

Money and Banks

Blog09/15/2021

Without establishing the underlying causes of boom-bust cycles, employing policies in response to changes in economic indicators to counter economic cycles is likely to destabilize the economy.

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Critical Race Theory Is a Direct Attack on Market Freedom

Philosophy

Blog09/13/2021

Critical race theory is the belief that economic prosperity results from racial oppression, not individual wealth creation. This means CRT's supporters are fundamentally opposed to individual human rights. 

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Central Banks Can't Taper in This Slowdown

Global Economy

Blog09/01/2021

Central banks are faced with the devil’s alternative created by their own policy. Either let inflation run and create a stagflation problem or scare the markets by tapering. 

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China’s Military Strength Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

Blog09/01/2021

China is a rapidly aging, inefficient, conflict-ridden, and relatively poor country that simply is not on the road to seriously challenging the US’s hegemony.

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