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Mandatory Covid-19 Vaccination Is Unethical and Unscientific

Health

Blog09/11/2020

We are fortunate to have vaccines as options in many cases. But mandatory vaccination can never be justified. If a vaccine were clearly 100 percent efficacious and 100 percent safe, there would be no need for coercion; people would voluntarily line up to take it.

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MMT's Very Odd Definition of "Savings"

Monetary PolicyInterventionismOther Schools of Thought

Blog07/30/2020

Proponents of modern monetary theory have come up with their own idiosyncratic definition of savings in support of their theory. But the common usage of the term shows MMT doesn't work the way its supporters think it does.

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Markets Provide Guns Despite Government Restrictions

Bureaucracy and RegulationFree Markets

Blog01/28/2020

In spite of all kinds of restrictions and red tape, consumer demand for firearms remains high, and the industry has found a way to meet that demand—through "80 percent lower receivers."

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My First Time to East Berlin

World History

Blog11/11/2019

One East Berliner told me there was not much difference between “freedom” in West and East Berlin because some workers in West Berlin had to commute more than half an hour by bus to get to work.   Hence, they had no freedom.

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Most Entrepreneurs Are Bad Entrepreneurs

The EntrepreneurEntrepreneurship

Blog07/23/2018

If you are “self-employed,” you do not have the luxury of focusing on keeping down or cutting (your) costs instead of creating value.

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More Populism Might Have Produced a Better Fed Chair

Money and BanksMoney and BankingPolitical Theory

Blog11/06/2017
Trump's selection of Jerome Powell highlights a flaw in Hayek's strategy to change public policy through "second hand dealers of ideas."
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Mises-Influenced MP Becomes Brexit Minister

Money and Banking

Blog06/13/2017
Hopefully Steve Baker will prove to be a great asset for the UK in its divorce from Jean-Claude Juncker and the bureaucracy in Brussels.
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