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Happy Hour May Be Getting a Little Happier

U.S. History

Blog08/28/2021

Ten states ban happy hour. These laws restrict the sale of alcohol at discounted prices during specially designated times. Unfortunately, many citizens regard these backdoor price controls as perfectly legit. 

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Why So Many Americans Reject Legal Due Process in the Age of Covid

Property Rights

Blog08/27/2021

This new turn toward obedience to expert-fueled executive power didn’t appear from nowhere. Society has long been moving toward a model of society in which outcomes are more important than the protection of natural rights. 

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Covid: How the West Embraced Central Planning and Abandoned Human Rights

World History

Blog08/27/2021

Mises warned that “there is not such a thing as a scientific ought. Science is competent to establish what is. It can never dictate what ought to be and what ends people should aim at.” 

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John Tamny Reviews Mark Spitznagel's Safe Haven

Global EconomyPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog08/27/2021

Safe Haven is a compelling book about how we view risk, and a challenge to rethink how we "pay" to mitigate it.

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How the Fed Is Enabling Congress's Trillion-Dollar Deficits

Blog08/26/2021

While it is easy to think the Fed bases its policies primarily on economic science, it’s more likely that what actually concerns the Fed in 2021 is keeping interest rates low to facilitate huge amounts of deficit spending. 

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Review: Stalin’s War: A New History of World War II

Book Reviews

Blog08/26/2021

Stalin’s War is a magnificent book and everyone interested in the causes and consequences of World War II—and what reasonable person could not be?—should read it.

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Lithuania's Crackdown on the Unvaccinated

World History

Blog08/26/2021

Many Lithuanian politicians are embracing outright segregation of unvaccinated Lithuanians. Fortunately, many Lithuanians are resisting. This fight is not about opposing vaccines, but about protecting basic freedom of choice. 

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The Covid Stimulus Isn’t Like Other Stimulus. It’s Much Bigger.

Taxes and Spending

Blog08/25/2021

We have to go back to 1945 and the Second World War to find a time in which government spending is similar to today's panic-driven frenzy of spending in Washington. 

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