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The Oklahoma National Guard Refused the Vax Mandate. The Pentagon Is Not Pleased.

War and Foreign Policy

Blog11/18/2021

Combined with the US military’s turn toward “woke” politics, this latest episode around vaccine mandates will further help to undermine support for military institutions among conservatives and Republicans. 

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Why Care about Inequality?

Book Reviews

Blog11/18/2021

Inequality can exist and grow even if everyone is becoming better off—but some are becoming more better off than others. Should we care about this kind of inequality? 

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Homicide Rates in 2020 Surged to a 24-Year High. It's Another Sign of a Failing Regime.

Blog11/17/2021

Homicide rose at a remarkably fast rate in 2020. This may be a sign that the public is losing faith in the legitimacy of the regime. We see this from doubts about elections to outrage over riots and police abuse.

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Is the Constitution Broken beyond Repair?

U.S. History

Blog11/17/2021

"No one, including Andrew Jackson, had ever explicitly argued before [Lincoln] that the Constitution authorized or obligated full-scale invasion and coercive measures."

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Is Price Stability Really a Good Thing?

Money and Banks

Blog11/17/2021

Contrary to popular thinking, there is no such thing as a price level that should be stabilized by the central bank in order to promote economic prosperity.

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Kyle Rittenhouse and the Evil of Generalized Justice

LawMedia and CulturePhilosophyProperty RightsPrivate Property

Blog11/16/2021

Will guilt or innocence in criminal trials increasingly hinge on broader desirable social justice outcomes?

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Deconstruction: Using Literature to Promote Marxism

Education

Blog11/16/2021

Many students may not even realize they are being subtly indoctrinated, slowly trained to see the world as a socialist or “through a Marxist lens.”

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Leaving behind the Labor Theory of Value

Value and Exchange

Blog11/16/2021

Immense damage has been done to economic theory by the error of believing the "labor theory of value." Our work is not what gives value to goods and services. It's the other way around.

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