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The Unseen Costs of Government-Forced Lockdowns

Blog04/29/2020

With apologies to Frédéric Bastiat, this is how his great essay "The Seen and the Unseen" might read if applied to the current government-forced lockdowns forcing business owners into bankruptcy across America and the world.

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Why Taiwan Hasn't Shut Down Its Economy

Taiwan's response to COVID-19 mostly means self-imposed quarantines and more transparency. It's basically the opposite of what Europe is doing.

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The European Green Deal Is Every Bit as Bad as Expected

The EnvironmentGlobal EconomyProtectionism and Free Trade

Blog01/15/2020

While the legislation introduced in the US Congress remains fiction under a Republican executive and senate, the Brussels initiative will become law unless there is considerable opposition from EU member states.

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"Corporate Social Responsibility" Only Strengthens Corporate Power over the Public

Bureaucracy and Regulation

Blog10/03/2019

The relationship between the Nazi state and industry was not evidence that the Nazis had capitalist leanings, but that the German businessmen had socialist leanings.

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What "Climate Justice" Really Means

Blog09/24/2019

"Climate justice" would bring with it mass unemployment and major economic distress. Activists ignore the true costs, while discounting market solutions.

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Nation and State Are Two Different Things

Political Theory

Blog08/05/2019

On a recent mountain-climbing trip to Russia, it became very clear how nation and state are two very different ideas. Most everyone I encountered was proud of his nation. Few had much good to stay about their states.

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Sixtieth Anniversary of Hazlitt's The Failure of the 'New Economics'

Austrian Economics OverviewOther Schools of Thought

Blog07/27/2019

Henry Hazlitt's The Failure of the "New Economics" published in 1959, is still the best refutation of Keynesian economics to be found anywhere — sixty years later.

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Edmund Burke’s Case for Private Charity Over the Welfare State

Blog07/26/2019

As some conservatives increasingly argue for an ever larger state to support "families" and "society," Burke showed through both words and personal actions that the real answer to building up civil society lies in the private sector and not in government programs.

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