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Why the "Golden Rule" Is an Obstacle to the Government's Agenda

Big GovernmentPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog02/18/2019

All too often, many want governments to do things to others we wouldn't want to have done to us.

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Why Cass Sunstein Prefers Pro-War "Experts" to Pro-Peace Populists

Bureaucracy and RegulationU.S. History

Blog09/28/2018

Randolph Bourne was too much the populist for Sunstein who believed "the people" must be guided by experts, because people are too bewildered by the complexities of it all to be able to choose rationally for themselves.

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Why "Precedent" Is a Bad Measure of a Law's Worth

Legal System

Blog06/01/2018

Just because some judges agreed with a law in the past doesn't make that law good or moral. 

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Why Banking Is No Ordinary Industry

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismMoney and Banks

Blog03/06/2018

Special powers to inflate the money supply — granted by the state — make banking unlike other private industries. 

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Walter Starkie and the Greatest Novel of All

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog08/29/2017
Whether Starkie was right that Don Quixote was the greatest of all novels is a question that each reader must determine for himself.
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Where Ignorance Is Bliss

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog06/29/2017
Friedman: "I think that the crucial question that anybody who believes in freedom has to ask himself is whether to let another man be free to sin."
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When Will the European Super-Bubble Pop?

Blog06/08/2017
Italy is a weak link in the eurozone economy that points toward both economic and political disintegration in the future.
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Why Special Interests Sacrifice the Future for Short-Term Gain

U.S. EconomyPolitical TheoryValue and Exchange

Blog04/02/2017
When they ignore basic economics, special interest groups sacrifice the well-being of their future members in exchange for short-term gains.
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