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How California's Government Plans to Make Wildfires Even Worse

The EnvironmentU.S. History

Blog12/07/2019

The State of California is now forcing insurance companies to cover homeowners who put their houses in some of the most fire-prone areas. What could go wrong?

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Why this Boom Could Keep Going Well Beyond 2019

Booms and BustsFinancial Markets

Blog12/07/2019

As long as there is still room for pushing the market interest rate down even further, the chances are reasonably good that the boom continues, and that the bust will be postponed into the future.

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My Path to the Austrian School of Economics

Austrian Economics OverviewHistory of the Austrian School of Economics

Blog12/06/2019

There is no more stopping the Mises School. And when the truth finally wins out, because only what is true can also work smoothly in the long run, then the hour of the Austrian School of Economics will have come.

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The Communism of Broadway and Hollywood

Media and CultureSocialism

Blog12/06/2019

It is noteworthy to remember that no other American milieu was more enthusiastic in the endorsement of communism than that of Hollywood.

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We're Told Americans Have No Free Time, Yet We're Watching More than Four Hours of TV Per Day

If this data is correct, then the anecdotal evidence just doesn't add up, and it's simply not the case that people don't have time to do anything other than work, eat some fast food, and then do it all over again.

12/06/2019Power & Market
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Democracy Is Coercive, No Matter What "Civic Republicans" Say

Blog12/06/2019

For an advocate of civil republicanism, you could be drafted into the army, or taxed at very high rates, and that's fine because you participated in a process (democracy) in which you helped pick your own rulers. This view of freedom has a few problems.

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America’s Arms Sales Addiction

Taxes and SpendingWar and Foreign Policy

Blog12/06/2019

Despite its supposedly strained relationship with the Saudi regime, the Obama administration, for example, still managed to offer the royals of that kingdom a record $136 billion in US weapons between 2009 and 2017.

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We Don't Need Sunday "Blue Laws"

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog12/05/2019

Advocates for "blue laws" want to impose more laws on shopkeepers. These moral crusaders should instead start by setting a good example, and stop watching football games, ordering pizzas, or filling up on gas on Sunday.

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