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Covid Is Just the Latest Excuse for Canada’s Politicians to Violate the Constitution

Blog10 hours ago

If the word “free” is to have any meaning, it should mean something more than whatever freedom remains after the government has finished restricting it.

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China's New Five-Year Plan Exposes the Wishful Thinking behind Socialist Regimes

Blog11/21/2020

The trouble with China’s new five-year plan is that it attempts to solve problems while leaving their underlying structural causes unaddressed. In this it is not unlike the final Soviet five-year plans of the 1980s.

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Covid Deaths Mount in France and the Czech Republic as Lockdowns Fail

Big GovernmentHealth

Blog11/20/2020

Most regimes in favor of strict lockdowns in western Europe now have some of the highest covid death rates in the world. And now prolockdown eastern Europe is headed in the same direction. 

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California's Tax-Limiting Prop. 13 Survives Yet Another Attack

Taxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

Blog11/19/2020

Prop. 15’s attempt to undermine California Prop. 13’s property tax protections for businesses has apparently failed.

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Close Elections Force Us to Ask Unpleasant Questions about Democracy

StrategyPolitical Theory

Blog10/31/2020

A very close or contested election would remind us that elections do not demonstrate "the will of the people" and that national unity is founded on some very fragile myths. 

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Chile Won't Become a Developed Country If It Doesn't Change Course

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismEconomic Freedom

Blog10/24/2020

Twenty years ago, it looked like Chile was well on its way to joining the world's small club of developed countries. But this path looks less and less likely as Chile abandons its commitment to freedom and markets.

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Central Banks and the Problem with Playing God

Central BanksMoney and Banks

Blog10/16/2020

It seems the reach and influence of central banks has never been higher, yet they are increasingly flying blind in an environment where central bank tools are growing ever more imprecise and dangerous.

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Can Rawlsian Democracy Coexist with Markets?

Philosophy and Methodology

Blog10/09/2020

To adopt a Rawlsian account of justice, you have to accept democratic participation in a strong sense. For Rawls, the people in a society must decide political questions together.

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