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What Is Conservatism?

Blog7 hours ago

Although many Americans often conflate the two ideologies, conservatism and (classical) liberalism are historically quite distinct. Indeed, conservatism has long been explicitly hostile to both capitalism and classical liberalism.

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Why Entrepreneurs—Unlike Politicians—Seek to Truly Serve the Public

Blog09/04/2020

An entrepreneur earns profit by serving the consumers, the people, as they are and not as they should be according to the fancies of some grumbler or potential dictator.

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Why Should Recent Immigrants and Their Heirs Pay for Slavery Reparations?

Blog08/18/2020

Reparations advocates wish to tax countless millions of Americans descended from people who only arrived in the US after slavery was outlawed, and thus couldn't have possibly been responsible for slavery.

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Why Chicago's Mayor Blames Her City's Murders on Wisconsin and Indiana

Blog08/11/2020

Although it's easier to buy guns in Indiana and Wisconsin than in Chicago, homicide rates are lower in those states than in either Illinois or Chicago.

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What the Supreme Court Got Right in Its Indian Tribe Ruling

Decentralization and SecessionLegal System

Blog07/11/2020

The Supreme Court this week limited a state government's control over what is supposed to be a sovereign Indian tribe. The next step lies in limiting federal control over the tribe also. 

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Why GDP Metrics Won't Tell Us Much about the Post-COVID Recovery

Blog06/06/2020

GDP can be increased through both government spending and printing new money. So, naturally, once lockdowns end we'll see a big rebound in GDP. But that doesn't tell us if the private sector is actually better off.

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What the Failed 55-MPH Speed Limit Law Tells Us about COVID Lockdowns

Big GovernmentHealthMedia and Culture

Blog05/27/2020

Americans were once harangued by government "experts" about the need to slow down on highways in order to save lives. Few listened. Today, laws demanding everyone "stay at home" may suffer a similar fate.

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Why Didn't the 1958 and 1918 Pandemics Destroy the Economy? Hint: It's the Lockdowns

Blog05/21/2020

The 1958 pandemic killed twice as many people as COVID-19 has so far. Yet, the economy in 2020 has collapsed far worse than either in 1958 or the far worse pandemic of 1918.

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