Even Swedish Socialism was Violent

– September 18, 2019

Coercive policies extended beyond eugenic sterilization, forced and voluntary.

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Friends of Freedom, Do Not Despair

– September 3, 2019

We must have the confidence that freedom is both good in itself and need not be compromised in the face of asserted collectivist dangers abroad or the challenges to liberty here at home.

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Private Expeditions in the 19th Century Were Far More Successful

– August 31, 2019

Most of the tragedies – such as the Franklin expedition – were publicly funded. 

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How Twitter is Corrupting the History Profession

– August 29, 2019

Social media once held great promise as a means of facilitating scholarly exchange. Unfortunately, academics themselves are becoming some of its worst actors.

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George S. Schuyler, Anti-Racist Champion of Liberty

– August 19, 2019

Throughout his career as a writer and journalist, which spanned from the 1920s to the 1970s, Schuyler was scathing in his analysis and relentless in his criticisms of white racism in the America of his time.

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The Three Errors of Conspiracy Theory, Even True Ones

– August 14, 2019

As the friend/enemy dichotomy intensifies, conspiracy theory advances, and not without evidence: the more politicized society becomes, the more conspiracies really do exist. 

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Have Two-Income Households Made Us Poorer?

– August 12, 2019

Ordinary Americans are indeed today much richer than they were during any imagined past golden age.

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Crime, Punishment, and the State

– August 5, 2019

Problems with punishment will persist, but they will be more tractable when government’s always-feeble efforts can be concentrated where they matter most: the protection of human lives, limbs, and property.

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Egregious Errors in The New Yorker’s Account of Financial History

– August 2, 2019

For a child of a banker, John Lanchester manages to get a lot of banking backwards.

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How Government Prolonged the Lobotomy

– August 1, 2019

The use of the lobotomy in US medical history is a shocking and concerning event which continues to leave physicians and historians asking how such a thing could happen. Now we know.

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The Prosperity Around You Is the Fruit of the Enlightenment

– July 28, 2019

Until they were transformed by ideas and culture, minerals and oil were just so much dirt and goo.

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Your Right to Absinthe

– July 24, 2019

It’s my habit, and maybe it should be yours, to celebrate every bit of freedom we gain back from the armies of authoritarians who wield the power of the state to improve our lives. It took one hundred years, but they finally got their mitts off this one market.

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