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What Exactly Is Neoliberalism, and Is It a Bad Thing?

Blog2 hours ago

In his book-length essay on neoliberalism, Alberto Mingardi provides some much needed clarification and explanation of this concept that has long been one of the Left's favored bogeymen. 

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Why Postmodernism Is Incompatible with a Politics of Liberty

Philosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog04/05/2021

Postmodernism lends itself to totalitarianism. Once beliefs aren't constrained by the object world, an idea can't be wrong, and the intellectual battleground becomes a political one, a struggle to impose certain ideas on all.

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Why Beijing Wants a Digital Yuan

World History

Blog03/26/2021

The Chinese regime hopes it can use a digital yuan to challenge the supremacy of the US dollar. That brings a host of geopolitical advantages, as well. 

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Why Envy Can Destroy Economic Progress

Blog03/22/2021

In some cultures, entrepreneurial achievement and capital accumulations are viewed with high levels of suspicion and envy. This can be disastrous for economic progress. 

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Why AERC Remains One of the Few Venues for Real Intellectuals

History of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog03/19/2021

At a time when universities have become the most intolerant institutions against intellectual freedom, environments like the Austrian Economics Research Conference have never been more important.

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Why Is Economic Journalism So Bad?

Economic PolicyFinancial MarketsU.S. EconomyMonetary TheoryMoney and Banking

Blog03/16/2021

The financial press gives us the what, when we need the how and why. Economic journalism needs a reset.

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With Victoria Nuland Nomination, Biden Signals a Return to Bush-Obama-Era Foreign Policy

War and Foreign Policy

Blog03/16/2021

Nuland was an advisor to ultrainterventionist Dick Cheney and would continue the costly expansionist policies of the Bush and Obama years. 

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What the Shipping Container Shortage Reveals about US-China Trade

Protectionism and Free TradeU.S. Economy

Blog03/16/2021

In a normal world, American spending would have sharply declined during the past year. But a flood of newly printed money has juiced spending and imports. 

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