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Reparations Are a Statist Cudgel for Bludgeoning Property Owners

Bureaucracy and RegulationPoliticsU.S. History


San Francisco, as well as the government of California, is calling for millions in "reparations" for black people in that state. Reparations, unfortunately, are fast becoming another anti-property-owner racket.

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Ready for Retirement? Fewer and Fewer Americans Are Saving for That Time



Because of inflation and a lack of a savings ethic, Americans are less prepared for retirement than ever. The numbers are discouraging.

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Real Estate Markets Are Addicted to Easy Money

Money and BanksU.S. History


As sales and price growth slow, the real estate industry is betting everything on a return to easy money. In 2023, it's become the very foundation of their "market."

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Readying the War State: Biden Recommits to Protectionism in the SOTU

Cronyism and CorporatismFree MarketsPoliticsProtectionism and Free Trade


President Biden's call for more protectionism isn't aimed improving the US economy. Instead, it is about creating a war-footing autarky.

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Roald Dahl and James Bond Books Are Getting Woke Rewrites. Copyright Law Ensures You Can't Stop Them.

LawU.S. History


Thanks to copyright laws, the estate of Roald Dahl can not only rewrite his books, but can also essentially outlaw the old versions. Only books in the public domain are safe from this.

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Remember the Alamo! Moses Rose's Last Stand

Bureaucracy and RegulationProperty RightsEntrepreneurship


In the name of "economic development," San Antonio's government is seeking to seize a thriving business near the Alamo.

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Röpke Revisited

SocialismHistory of the Austrian School of Economics


William Röpke, who fled Nazi Germany in the 1930s, has made important contributions to Austrian economic analysis. Not surprisingly, he rejected collectivism as a way to organize an economy.

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Raise the Social Security Age to (at Least) 75


As life expectancy has risen, so have runaway costs. Raising the age won't make Social Security just, prudent, or wise. But cutting federal spending is always the right thing to do. 

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