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Even in Slave Economies, the Division of Labor Was Inescapable

Legal SystemWorld History


Even under chattel slavery, inequality was still pervasive. Carpenters, sugar boilers, blacksmiths, cabinetmakers, and rum distillers constituted an elite core of slaves.

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Egalitarianism as a Revolt against Safety

Legal SystemMedia and CultureProgressivism


Some residents of St. Louis, fed up with the nonprotection from the city's police, have hired private security to deal with the problem. The egalitarian Left, of course, doesn't like that.

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Econometric Models Cannot Fulfill the Role of an Economics Laboratory

Economic PolicyRationalismPhilosophy and Methodology


In their desire to make economic theory emulate physical sciences, economist create models that do not reflect genuine human action.

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Environmentalism and the Immoral Low Ground

The EnvironmentMedia and CultureProgressivism


While environmentalism seems to hold the moral high ground with US elites, in truth it is antihuman and economically and socially destructive.

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Edmund Phelps on Egalitarianism



The classical liberal economist Edmund Phelps wants government to aid poor people, but he clearly is not an egalitarian. His philosophy would be unacceptable to today's "woke" egalitarians.

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End the FBI


The Durham report reminds us it is well past time for a more realistic assessment of the FBI for what it is: a costly, unnecessary, unconstitutional, and incompetent agency. 

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Energy and Economic Efficiency: The Market versus the Politicization of Our Energy Futures

Bureaucracy and RegulationCronyism and CorporatismThe EnvironmentProgressivism


Radical environmentalists have convinced people that we are doomed if we continue to use fossil fuels. We are doomed if we stop using them.

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ESG: Another Fraudulent Hustle That Progressive Elites Have Foisted on the Economy

Cronyism and CorporatismEconomic PolicyMedia and Culture


In their attempts to remake the economy, progressive elites are pushing ESG. What they forget is that the economy runs on real things, not ideology.

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