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The Double-Edged Sword of School Choice

Big GovernmentBureaucracy and RegulationEducationTaxes and Spending

Blog02/09/2024

School choice would seem to have benefits, but as Thomas Sowell says: “There are no solutions. There are only trade-offs.” Enthusiastic “school choice” proponents forget that with government money comes government control.

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Vilfredo Pareto, Pessimistic Follower of Molinari

World History

Blog02/08/2024

Expanding mass support for socialism in the 1890s put a rude end to the optimism of laissez-faire liberals. Many saw that the twentieth century would put an end to the great civilization that had been the product of nineteenth-century liberalism. 

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On Decolonizing Property Rights

HayekMedia and CultureProperty RightsPrivate Property

Blog02/08/2024

While advocates of "decolonization" claim that property rights are a form of "Eurocentric imperialism," they also demand that results of economic prosperity that follow an ethic of property rights. "Decolonizers" cannot have it both ways.

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After Trump, Then What?

Cronyism and CorporatismPoliticsSocialismU.S. History

Blog02/08/2024

There will be life after Trump one way or another, but in the long run, it seems as though the ruling party always wins.

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Social Insecurity: It’s Not Wrong to be Concerned about Facts

Big GovernmentEconomic PolicyTaxes and SpendingU.S. Economy

Blog02/07/2024

Social Security is headed for reduced benefits, and no amount of political rhetoric or even tax increases will solve that problem. The numbers do not lie.

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Forget Being the World's Policeman; the Federal Government Can't Even Keep DC Safe

Bureaucracy and RegulationLawLegal SystemProgressivism

Blog02/07/2024

While US taxpayers pay billions for military missions around the world in the name of “keeping us safe,” the federal government fails to keep residents of the nation’s capital safe from violent crime.

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Money-Supply Growth Has Stabilized as Stealth Liquidity Keeps Bubbles on Life Support

Blog02/06/2024

Year over year, the drop in money supply remains at Great Depression levels. Over the past six months, though, the total money supply has flattened, suggesting the liquidity is far more plentiful than the inflation doves would have us believe.

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Understanding the Trump Phenomenon: It's Not What the Elites Think

Big GovernmentPoliticsU.S. EconomyU.S. History

Blog02/06/2024

Political and economic elites predicted a doomsday scenario when Trump was elected in 2016, but the reality of his presidency didn’t come close to matching the apocalyptic rhetoric that accompanied it.

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