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Would You Hire an AI-powered McRobot or a Human Employee?

Bureaucracy and RegulationEconomic PolicyLabor and Wages

Blog09/11/2023

The decision to use artificial intelligence–powered robots in the fast food industry depends upon differences in costs and performance between humans and robots. State minimum wage laws are pushing the industry toward robots.

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Cultural Appropriation: The Nontheft of Something No One Owns

Media and CulturePolitics

Blog09/11/2023

Progressives have created a new thought crime: cultural appropriation. However, one cannot appropriate something that is not owned by anyone else.

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Toward a Heideggerian Libertarianism?

PhilosophyPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

Blog09/09/2023

Can there be a bridge between Heideggerian metaphysics and practical political philosophy?

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Ten Great Economic Myths

Big GovernmentAustrian Economics Overview

Blog09/09/2023

Our country is beset by a large number of economic myths that lead us to accept unsound and dangerous government policies.

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Will the BRICS Dethrone the U.S. Dollar?

Money and Banks

Blog09/09/2023

Most BRICS currencies are weak and getting weaker, and creating a new joint  "BRICS currency" won't solve the problem.  Joining together a bunch of weak currencies does not somehow create a strong currency.

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Forced Isolation of Patients in the ICU Is Barbaric and Counterproductive

Bureaucracy and RegulationHealthMedia and CultureThe Police State

Blog09/08/2023

When covid restrictions were at their tightest, many people died alone in ICUs, as friends and family were kept away in the name of "public health." A more accurate assessment of the policy is to call it barbaric.

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A Procapitalist Philosopher

CapitalismPhilosophyOther Schools of ThoughtPhilosophy and Methodology

Blog09/08/2023

While philosophy is a discipline that has been hijacked by the Left, once in a while a philosopher comes along and surprises us.

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American Prosperity Is Greater than Most of Us Realize

Economic FreedomU.S. EconomyU.S. HistoryWorld History

Blog09/08/2023

Compared to how most other people in the world live, Americans have a high standard of living. And despite the talk about inequality, there is more economic and social mobility here than anyplace else.

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