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Philosophy and Methodology
Rawls’s doubts about global justice make him an effective critic of his own theory of justice.
In Japan, huge social security expenditures have been simply monetized by the Bank of Japan at the expense of the overall welfare and the economic prospects of Japan’s youth.
Today would have been the ninety-second birthday of JoAnn Rothbard.
James Tift Champlin (1811–82) was born in Colchester, Connecticut. He enrolled at Brown University in 1830, where the president, Francis Wayland, greatly impressed him.
Wayland was a staunch defender of private...
Media and CulturePhilosophy and Methodology
One of the standard criticisms of the free market point of view is that it treats individuals as isolated atoms who view other people only as means to the pursuit of their selfish ends.
Bureaucracy and RegulationLabor and Wages
The highly regulated, protectionist Japanese economy, and an overall collectivist culture, leaves little room for flexibility in executive pay. This makes Japanese businesses less competitive, and work life more miserable.
Taxes and SpendingWorld History
Whatever happens with the virus, the real story, the real historical change, is probably economic. Abenomics—Japan's ultra-Keynesian experiment—seems to be dead.
Bureaucracy and RegulationMonetary PolicyWorld History
The popular narrative is that demographics are driving Japan's declining worker productivity. But the real culprit is government regulations and a lack of entrepreneurship.