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The Rise of Woke Capitalism

Bureaucracy and RegulationThe Entrepreneur

Blog07/25/2019

It is highly unlikely that Woke Big Business on its own can turn the US into a totalitarian society. Historically speaking, business policies have followed the lead of governments, not the other way around. The state remains the real threat.

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The Data Shows Socialists — Not Sanctions — Destroyed Venezuela's Economy

Cronyism and CorporatismProtectionism and Free TradeSocialism

Blog07/04/2019

If we stick to the data, regardless of which socioeconomic indicator we choose, it seems clear that the sharp economic downturn began long before 2017.

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The Green Movement's Anti-Humanism

The Environment

Blog07/04/2019

Having failed to show that capitalism impoverishes people, socialists have invented a new victim of material prosperity: the environment. But this latest turn is the most disturbing of all in its knee-jerk hatred for human beings and human life.

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Berlin's Government Is Making Housing Unaffordable

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog07/02/2019

In response to tight housing markets, the Berlin government has decided to make things worse through price controls and new regulations on housing construction.

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How Oberlin College Faculty Tried to Destroy a Small Business for Imaginary Crimes

Legal System

Blog06/24/2019

Oberlin College faculty openly encouraged and assisted students in destroying the property and livelihood of employees and owners at Gibson's Market. The college claimed this was "freedom of speech." A jury disagreed.

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Elizabeth Warren's Antitrust Crusade is an Economic and Civil Liberties Nightmare

Big GovernmentU.S. HistoryMonopoly and Competition

Blog06/22/2019

There is almost no economic problem, real or imagined, that cannot be made worse by inappropriate government regulation. Antitrust is no exception.

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Why Are Progressives so Bad at Governing?

Taxes and SpendingU.S. History

Blog06/19/2019

From crumbling public transport to rampant homelessness, progressive politicians are terrible at running the government once they are in power.

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NCAA: Making a Federal Case Out of Private Rules Violations

Legal System

Blog06/13/2019

Federal prosecutors are now charging suspects with breaking non-existent federal statutes in cases involving violations of internal NCAA rules. But if there is fraud anywhere in this sorry affair, it is committed by federal prosecutors, defense attorneys, federal judges, and journalists.

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