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Historical Christianity as a Liberating Force in China

DemocracyThe Police StateWorld History

Blog12/21/2022

The Chinese Community Party's crackdown in Christian churches reflects the perceived antiauthoritarian nature of Christianity and the party's fear of a competing alternative worldview.

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Hayek on the Difference between Science and Scientism

Hayek

Blog12/20/2022

Modern progressive governance claims it has science on its side. Hayek's Nobel speech put holes in that viewpoint.

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History Shows High Inflation Can Last Over Ten Years

The FedInflation

Blog12/20/2022

Wall Street has convinced itself that the Fed will soon engineer a "soft landing" by bringing down inflation without an accompanying recession. They need to rethink their beliefs.

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How the State Seized Control of Marriage

World History

Blog12/01/2022

State regulation of marriage—and the ensuing secularization of marriage that followed—is a historical development that was part of the larger trend toward the expansion of state power.

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How the Middle-Class Dining Room Revolutionized Domestic Life

World History

Blog11/24/2022

For families and friends gathering for Thanksgiving this year, many will assemble in a room called the "dining room." This is a modern luxury made possible by the bourgeois merchants of old.

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How to Think about Regulatory Intervention

Blog11/21/2022

Free-market production, albeit imperfect, is driven by entrepreneurs seeking to profit from serving consumers. Government regulations sever this link to consumers wants. 

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How Easy Money Fueled the FTX Crypto Collapse

Blog11/19/2022

Many investors forget that when the easy money is flowing, financial mediocrities and even outright frauds can be made to look like legitimate geniuses. 

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How to Think about Monetary Intervention

Blog11/17/2022

Value is a moving target because consumers want change over time and innovations and new opportunities. The constant adjustments mean the market is best understood as a process.

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