Topic: Art and Culture

Milton Friedman Was More Like F.A. Hayek Than He Likely Knew

– February 22, 2024

“While both men won the Nobel Prize in economics – Hayek in 1974 and Friedman in 1976 – economists regard the scholarly work of Hayek as differing almost categorically from that of Friedman.” ~Donald J. Boudreaux

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America’s DEI Commissars Threaten Freedom

– February 22, 2024

“Today, people are told they are victims or victimizers. Victims expect the government to remedy their grievances… The pursuit of social justice would undermine equal treatment under the law.” ~Barry Brownstein

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E Unum Pluribus?

– February 21, 2024

“A divisive diversity of special rights and special treatment for those favored by government must necessarily come at the expense of equal rights for all.” ~Gary M. Galles

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Coats, Pencils, and Division of Knowledge

– February 19, 2024

“‘Wonder’ is not too strong a word to describe a social process that allows us to get so much bread and so much clothing for so little sweat of our brows.” ~Art Carden

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Inflation Already Ruined Your Super Bowl Party

– February 7, 2024

“The persistent inflation of the past three years saw spikes in tickets and hotel rooms, but also in the seemingly more affordable alternative: hosting or attending Super Bowl parties at home.” ~Peter C. Earle

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Mr. Jones and the Soviet Lie

– January 24, 2024

“Socialism not only hollows out economies, but also makes truth the enemy of the people. And when silence overwhelms a nation, the few who are brave enough to speak can shape history.” ~Michael Peterson

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Is DEI Collapsing?

– January 22, 2024

“The pervasive cloud of weird, semi-threatening tension which swirls around a modern faculty corridor does a disservice to a long and venerable academic tradition.” ~Paul Schwennesen

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Markets and the Montgomery Bus Boycott

– January 18, 2024

“The immutable laws of markets enabled Montgomery’s black community to use the withholding of bus fares through the organized boycott to effectively turn the city bus company into an ally for legal reform.” ~Blake Ball

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The Gramscian March Trips Up

– January 18, 2024

“The strategy aimed at shaping collective consciousness seems to have backfired, as the population, witnessing the institutional embrace of socialist ideologies, lost faith in the very institutions ostensibly meant to guide them.” ~Paul Schwennesen

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The Beginning of the Modern World: It Was Always the Dutch

– January 14, 2024

“The Dutch Republic was a common destination for a brain-drain of innovators from elsewhere: merchants from the south, bakers from Germany, Portuguese and Spanish Jews.” ~Joakim Book

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Tucker Carlson’s Dollar Store Takedown

– January 13, 2024

“The best way to help those with lesser means is to provide them with more options. Dollar stores don’t create low-income households, they serve them.” ~Kimberlee Josephson

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Jimmy Buffett and the Bourgeois Virtues

– January 3, 2024

“I often find myself lost in the cosmos, as a professor who actually wants to teach, while the thundering herds of unprepared students and compliant administrators have given up on education.” ~Nikolai G. Wenzel

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