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The Economics of Government Regulation

Blog10/09/2020

When the state interferes with the market in order to bring about a different use of the productive factors it can only impair the supply, it cannot improve it.

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The Second Act Will Be Worse Than the First: Lockdowns Are Not the Answer

HealthMedia and Culture

Blog10/08/2020

Given the overt hostility that progressives have toward private enterprise in the first place, politicians will take shutdown-caused shortages and empty shelves as “proof” that private enterprise has failed.

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The Media Is Now Openly Pushing Secession as the Election Nears

Decentralization and Secession

Blog10/07/2020

The secessionist view is now increasingly being promoted by writers outside the usual conservative and libertarian groups that have long advocated in favor of decentralization and local control.

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The Myth of Wakanda: How Hollywood Distorts the Legacy of Colonialism

Media and CulturePovertyWorld History

Blog10/07/2020

The film Black Panther offered an attractive view of an African nation untouched by slavery or colonialism. Unfortunately, the film offers a rather dubious counterfactual.

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The Paradox of Prosperity

Capitalism

Blog10/07/2020

The present fascination with socialism and hatred of capitalism reflects a combination of willful historical blindness, lack of simple common sense, and inexcusable economic ignorance.

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Trump Continues the Never-Ending War on Cuba

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog10/06/2020

The embargo continues, partly because the Cuba situation has indirectly exposed the corrupt sham of the entire Cold War and the corrupt machinery of the US national security establishment.

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The Genius of Mises's Action Axiom

Praxeology

Blog10/06/2020

It is through action that our subjective valuations become measurable in objective reality. This is why the action axiom is an irreplaceable launch pad for economic thinking.

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The Absurdity of Covid "Cases"

HealthMedia and Culture

Blog10/02/2020

We have had nearly eight months of life and liberty stolen from us by politicians and their hysteria-promoting accomplices in media. How much more will we accept?

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