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Pope Francis's Latest Attack on Property: It's a "Secondary Right"

Private Property

Blog10/20/2020

The pope doesn't understand that it is the protection of property rights that secures the common good.

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President's Impact Report — Third Quarter 2020

Blog10/19/2020
See what we've accomplished in the third quarter of 2020.
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Printing Money at a "Constant" or "Stable" Rate Won't Prevent Boom-Bust Cycles

Booms and BustsInflationGold Standard

Blog10/19/2020

Money printing—even at a constant rate—is going to generate the same result as any other money printing. The reason lies in the fact that money creation transfers wealth from productive to unproductive enterprises.

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Pandemic Follies: Tyranny Won’t Keep Us Safe

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog10/13/2020

Because politicians have no liability for the economic damage they inflict, they have no incentive to minimize the disruptions they decree.

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Problems with Theories on the Black-White Wealth Gap

Media and CulturePoverty

Blog10/05/2020

Vague and generalizing theories about culture and race don't tell us much about the wealth gap between blacks and whites. The answer is more complex.

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Police Officers Threaten to Quit If the Public Keeps Demanding Accountability

The Police State

Blog10/03/2020

Police reforms are making it easier to monitor police activities, and even to hold officers personally liable when found guilty of abusing their power. But some officers don't like that at all.

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Protectionism and "Weak Dollar" Trade Policy

InflationMonetary Policy

Those who advocate for a "weak dollar" to encourage trade with American firms show how little confidence there is in American industry. Meanwhile, cheapening the dollar punishes savers and ordinary workers.

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Pennsylvania Is Playing Politics with Drug Rationing

HealthSocialism

Blog08/10/2020

Pennsylvania is telling hospitals to distribute covid-19 drugs based on race. Those from "disadvantaged communities" get the drugs first.

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