Pertinent Category: Daily Economy

“A Child Is Not the Mere Creature of the State”

– May 31, 2024

“The educational diversity that exists today — district schools, private schools, charter schools, home schools, and microschools among them — are an enduring testimony to the Pierce decision and to that bedrock principle.” ~Jeff Ziegler

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Communism’s Routine Evil: East German Edition

– May 30, 2024

“Hoyer attempts to provide a sympathetic reading of an alternative to capitalism – one that engaged in brutality, sure, but made such wonderful strides for inequality, women, and workers, and in which individuals did make their way and find meaning. In doing so, she ignores one big problem: the bodies.” ~Nikolai Wenzel

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Why Does the Federal Government Borrow? 

– May 30, 2024

“Policymakers have an incentive to finance spending with money printing and debt to hide the cost of spending from taxpayers. These costs cannot be hidden forever, though.” ~Thomas Savidge

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Robinson-Patman Deserves Last Rites, Not Resurrection

– May 29, 2024

“It strips consumers’ freedom to choose for themselves in an area they are far more competent at than government ‘enforcers,’ combined with the chutzpah of claiming that its purpose is to benefit competition.” ~Gary M. Galles

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On the Efficiency and Morality of Free Markets

– May 29, 2024

“Conservatives should be among the first to recognize that the struggle for political power when the state enforces concrete moral codes is destined to lead either to tyranny or to society-shredding violence.” ~Donald J. Boudreaux

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The Origins of The War on Prices

– May 28, 2024

“The past decade…has normalized the view that tampering with specific prices is no big deal. An unexpected inflation, arbitrarily redistributing income as it does, creates a fertile environment to justify controlling more prices still.” ~Ryan Bourne

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Whither the American Dream? 

– May 28, 2024

“While the American dream was in its ascendancy, the Democratic left splintered, creating two factions which helped kill the American dream.” ~Ryan Bourne

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The Martyrdom of Jimmy Lai

– May 27, 2024

“Anyone who watches the documentary on Lai’s life is likely to find himself asking a question: ‘Would I have the courage to do what Jimmy Lai is doing?'” ~Jon Miltimore

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More Housing Fixes (Almost) Everything

– May 27, 2024

“The right should like that housing deregulation means fewer rules burdening businesspeople and people earn higher real incomes. The left should like that housing deregulation means higher real incomes and lower inequality.” ~Art Carden

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Anthony Blinken Is Playing a Dangerous Game with Ukraine

– May 24, 2024

“Great powers do not like their neighbors joining military alliances with their rivals. A Ukraine that is a member of NATO is likelier to behave in ways that would provoke Russia.” ~Andrew Byers

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Inflation to the Nines

– May 24, 2024

“Americans will have to decide for themselves if the claim made by Biden was a lie intended to mislead anyone not familiar with the trajectory of prices over the past several years, or an innocent error.” ~Peter C. Earle

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Texas Continues to Push Back Against ESG, But Is It Enough? 

– May 23, 2024

“The TPSF manages funds designated for education on behalf of Texas taxpayers. If the funds have lower returns because of asset managers’ ESG crusades, Texas taxpayers are on the hook.” ~Paul Mueller and Thomas Savidge

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