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The Propaganda War Against Capitalism

EducationMedia and Culture

Blog12/13/2017

The most popular method of deprecating capitalism is to make it responsible for every condition which is considered unsatisfactory.

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There Is No "War on Cops"

Media and Culture

Blog10/30/2017
The number of officers being killed is going down while the number of people employed as police officers is going up.

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Rule by Experts?

Media and Culture

Blog09/10/2017
"Constructivist rationalism," the belief that scientific and technical elites can organize, from the top down, all human activities and organizations.

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Markets, Not Government, Improve Race Relations

Free MarketsMedia and CultureU.S. History

Blog09/05/2017
No, race relations aren't getting worse. They're far better than they were decades ago, and the marketplace has been a key factor in improving matters.

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The Broken-Window Fallacy Is Still Alive and Well

Free MarketsMedia and Culture

Blog09/04/2017
CNBC tells us that Hurricane Harvey may be good for the economy by increasing inflation, and driving up demand. CNBC is, of course, wrong.

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How Welfare States Encourage Bad Economic Thinking

Media and CultureTaxes and SpendingPolitical Theory

The prevalence of welfare-statist “redistribution” spells the death of sound economics.

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Walter Starkie and the Greatest Novel of All

Media and CultureWorld History

Blog08/29/2017
Whether Starkie was right that Don Quixote was the greatest of all novels is a question that each reader must determine for himself.

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The King Hath a Heavy Reckoning to Make

Media and CultureWar and Foreign PolicyWorld History

Blog08/24/2017
The Bard had a deep appreciation of political theatre, and even when his works seem to praise kings and wars, they’re often subtly condemning them.

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Privatize the Public Monuments

Media and CultureU.S. History

Blog08/17/2017
Public monuments serve the same public propaganda function as public schools. The solution in both cases is the same.

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