Recovering a Lost Tradition: Review of The Lost Tradition of Economic Equality in America, 1600-1870

– October 22, 2021

“Knowledge will advance when this literature merges historical craftsmanship like Mandell’s with economists’ methodological individualism and the notion that the hyper-liberals might have been right.” ~ Art Carden

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Fair Trade Is Still a Fraud

– October 20, 2021

“Government cannot make trade more fair by making it less free. It should not be a federal crime to charge low prices to American consumers. Unfortunately, fair trade demagoguery will continue as long as politicians are greedy, lobbyists are generous, and journalists are clueless.” ~ James Bovard

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The Distorted Market for Woke Capitalism

– October 17, 2021

“The process of awakening corporate America from wokeness will need to be as much a cultural enterprise as it is an exercise in returning business to its proper function in the economy and society more generally.” ~ Samuel Gregg

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Liberty in Peril

– October 16, 2021

“Liberty is certainly in peril — what’s left of it. Can anything rekindle the love that Americans once had for liberty and reverse the upward ratchet of government control?” ~ George Leef

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Review of Edward Younkins, Exploring Atlas Shrugged: Ayn Rand’s Magnum Opus

– October 2, 2021

“Atlas Shrugged It is a book filled with ideas that everyone should spend a lot of time considering, and Edward Younkins’ Exploring Atlas Shrugged: Ayn Rand’s Magnum Opus will make that pondering easier and more fruitful.” ~ Art Carden

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Since Viking Times, the Nordics Have Been Different

– September 28, 2021

“Work hard; Endure hardship; Do what is right. That is the core of the Viking spirit, which Herman so elegantly traces through its millennia-long history: ‘about daring to reach for more than the universe had gifted you, no matter the odds and the obstacles.'” ~ Joakim Book

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Immigration and the Open Society

– September 28, 2021

“Few of us would endorse the idea of marriages mandatorily arranged by parents for their kids. Why would we be happier with state paternalism deciding how society should be formed?” ~ Alberto Mingardi

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Review of Sheilagh Ogilvie, The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis

– September 26, 2021

“With The European Guilds, Ogilvie has written the definitive treatment of the subject. It is a book that every economist and historian should know about, and I expect it to be the standard work on the topic for many years to come.” ~ Art Carden

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The Property Instinct and the Utter Futility of Socialism

– September 26, 2021

“‘Ideal’ socialism systematizes legalized theft and hence will be resisted in ways large and small, rendering it less productive than systems that recognize the way humans naturally cognize property.”~ Robert E. Wright

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There’s No Such Thing as “Market Fundamentalism”

– September 24, 2021

“Minds Wide Shut provides a worthwhile introduction, but it calls for much more work. I would suggest to Morson and Schapiro that they revise the book to focus on true fundamentalist thinking and leave out their misleading and ill-conceived attack on ‘market fundamentalism.'” ~ George Leef

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The Logic of Civic Irresponsibility and the War on Terror

– September 18, 2021

“Perhaps Coyne and Hall’s book is a step in the social learning necessary to take a step back from policies that have made us poorer and less secure by educating our elites and the public.” ~ Todd Myers

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Review of Ola Innset, Reinventing Liberalism

– September 15, 2021

“Reinventing Liberalism is alternately fascinating and frustrating. At the end of the day, however, Innset has given us a serviceable introduction to neoliberalism and a novel interpretation of its program, and those by themselves make the book worth considering.” ~ Art Carden

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