Tocqueville’s Worst Fears

– July 1, 2022

“Piketty is less concerned with promoting either political or individual freedom than he is with building a ‘state’ strong enough to push ‘to its logical conclusion ‘the movement towards ‘real equality’ as he conceives it.” ~ David Lewis Schaefer

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Fact vs. Faith: Science in an Age of Unreason

– June 28, 2022

“Critical research has itself become taboo which, in turn, means that policy makers are making decisions based more on ideologically-driven political pressure than scientific fact.” ~ John Staddon

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Chinese Antitrust Policy: Politics Over Economics

– June 16, 2022

“Chinese antitrust authorities may cite blackletter statutes, like its Measures for Cybersecurity Laws, to appear objective in enforcement and adjudication, but the ultimate check on their power is the will of the CCP, not the rule of law.” ~ Ethan Yang & Dorothy Chan

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Conversations on Totalitarianism

– June 16, 2022

“Hiruta’s subjects – Arendt and Berlin – are both highly pertinent to understanding how a generation of thinkers grappled with the unprecedented intellectual challenges presented by the rise of totalitarianism in the first half of the twentieth century.” ~ James Wallner

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Fat Orwell

– June 15, 2022

“With a few discreet kicks he sent the bits of his discarded lunch scattering. Now quiet again, his Fatbit faded to its resting display of the Party slogans. War is peace. Inflation is prosperity. Fitness is fatness.” ~ Jon Sanders

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Censoring Edward Atkinson, the 19th Century’s Elon Musk

– June 9, 2022

“Despite the similarities between Atkinson and Musk, and the coordination between the ‘Administration papers’ then and today’s mass media echo chambers, there remained lines that the government was not prepared to cross.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Placebo Buttons and the Illusion of Control

– June 9, 2022

“Voting, like most political speech, is a placebo button. Press it if you want to, if you like the way it feels, but don’t expect it to create genuine change in the world or solve complex problems.” ~ Laura Williams

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Monkeypox and Leviathan?

– June 8, 2022

“As far as public health crises are concerned, monkeypox is not in the same league as Covid-19. They are entirely different. But they share a disturbing similarity- their potential to expand and help retain government power. And this seems unpreventable.” ~ Raymond J. March 

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COVID Policy Reinforces Chinese Communist Party Tyranny

– June 5, 2022

“Hundreds of millions of Chinese have more keenly felt the communist lash than before. And the negative impact appears to be most profound on the young, who are the future of both party and nation.” ~ Doug Bandow

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CBDCs and the Fed (Video)

– June 4, 2022

“This two-part video series, featuring Kate Wand and Thomas Hogan, explores the possibilities and dangers of the United States implementing its own central bank digital currency.” ~ AIER

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Freedom Stands Above Everything

– June 4, 2022

“Can the transformation of America to a ‘State without freedom’ be stopped? Is it possible to learn of the dangers to freedom and human progress without first living through our own bitter experiences?” ~ Barry Brownstein

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Statisticians Against Humanity

– June 4, 2022

“Statistics deals with human beings in highly abstract terms. The human being is analyzed—etymologically, ‘cut up’—into various measurable parameters.” ~ Richard Gunderman

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