Topic: Art and Culture

The Awestruck and the Awws

– October 22, 2023

“No matter how much higher standards of living for nearly everyone in today’s market-oriented economies are, living standards could be even higher. The costs of obtaining, maintaining, and further raising these living standards could be even lower.” ~Donald J. Boudreaux

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To Live for Grievances Risks Liberty 

– October 19, 2023

“How many minor and major irritations and grievances occupy your thinking throughout the day? What do we sacrifice when our attention is centered on grievances?” ~Barry Brownstein

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Critical Race Theory in Data: What the Statistics Show

– October 17, 2023

“While CRT may have been a niche subject as recently as the 1990s, academic journal citations of CRT scholars exploded around the time of the ‘Great Awokening’ (2013-2014).” ~Phillip W. Magness

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Mound Bayou Takes the Lead in the Modern Civil Rights Movement

– October 16, 2023

“Visitors often got their first exposure to a Southern town where members of their race voted, held office, enforced the laws, spoke freely, and walked through the front door. Their day-to-day experiences in Mound Bayou were an inspiration for changing their own communities.” ~David T. Beito

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Kvetching

– October 12, 2023

“Pundits and politicians who describe free trade as an imposition are either hopelessly ignorant of the meaning of free trade, or they are intentionally portraying it in a false light in order to scare people.” ~Donald J. Boudreaux

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Do I Own What Is Mine? 

– October 10, 2023

“We should rethink the deference we give what may be the shortest, but not the least damaging weasel word in common usage today.” ~Gary M. Galles

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How Little Mound Bayou Became a Powerful Engine for African American Civil Rights and Economic Advancement

– October 9, 2023

“Many African Americans carefully kept track of events in the town, seeing it as a test case for Booker T. Washington’s theory that a prerequisite for political rights was the slow accumulation of economic power.” ~David Beito

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A “Flame of Fire” for Every Age: James Otis and the Writs of Assistance

– October 8, 2023

“Otis asserted that every man, merely natural, was an independent sovereign, subject to no law, but the law written on his heart, and revealed to him by his Maker in the constitution of his nature and the inspiration of his understanding and his conscience.”

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Are We Choosing “Living Truth” or “Dead Dogma”?

– October 6, 2023

“While the ranks of illiberal censors grow daily, John Stuart Mill’s impeccable logic reaches across time to refute arguments censors use to justify their authoritarian actions.” ~Barry Brownstein

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The Rules of Liberal Civilization Are Really Quite Simple

– October 5, 2023

“First learned in childhood, these rules remain relevant and important throughout our lives. And these rules’ relevance and importance don’t disappear, or even diminish, simply because today’s majority finds it convenient to cast one or more of them aside.” ~Donald J. Boudreaux

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Three Questions for Dr. Fauci on His Alleged Secret Visit to CIA Headquarters

– October 4, 2023

“From the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a persistent government effort to silence and marginalize those who questioned NIH’s policies and conclusions.” ~Jon Miltimore

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Thomas Sowell, Social Justice Fallacies 

– October 3, 2023

“We might agree that ‘equal chances for all’ would be desirable. But that in no way guarantees that we have either the knowledge or the power required to make that goal attainable.” ~Gary M. Galles

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