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Due Process or Transgender Protection on Campus?

Bureaucracy and RegulationLawProgressivismThe Police State


President Biden's executive order to promote transgenderism on college campuses eviscerates long-held due process protections for accused students. This will not end well.

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Disinformation and the State: The Aptly Named RESTRICT Act

Bureaucracy and RegulationDemocracyProgressivismThe Police State


Federal laws with acronyms are usually bad news. (Think the USA PATRIOT Act.) The RESTRICT Act is yet another Orwellian proposal in which the federal government assumes ignorance is strength.

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Do We Need a "National Divorce"? It's Not a New Idea

AntipoliticsDemocracySecessionU.S. History


We are hearing calls both from right and left for an amicable national divorce. In truth, the states were never "hitched" in the first place, at least not by any plausible definition of marriage.

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Does Cost Cutting Undermine Economic Growth?

Booms and BustsCentral BanksMonetary Policy


Keynesian economists claim that cutting costs in a business slowdown is counterproductive. As usual, the Keynesians have it backward.

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Democracy Created Canada’s Lethal Healthcare System

Bureaucracy and RegulationProgressivismSocialism


Canadian politicians tout their healthcare system as morally superior to private medicine. There is nothing moral about relegating thousands of people to death each year for lack of medical care.

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Don't Take Liberties with Liberty

AntipoliticsFree Markets


When politicians speak of "freedom," they usually mean expropriating wealth from one person and giving it to another. That is not freedom at all. Perhaps a better word to use is "liberty."

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Did Colonialism Impoverish Africa and Asia? Perhaps Not

War and Foreign PolicyWorld History


Decolonization is a popular academic and media buzzword. But is colonialism actually responsible for poverty in developing countries? This question deserves an honest answer.

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Donald Trump Is Wrong about Tariffs and Mercantilism

PoliticsProtectionism and Free Trade


When he was president, Donald Trump raised tariff rates, promising it would revitalize American production. It was a costly boondoggle.

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