Book Review: Charles Moss and Jonathan Kay’s ‘Magic In the Dark’

– January 26, 2022

“Movie theatres will survive and thrive because we movie lovers want them, and because theater chains are well aware that survival will be rooted in relentless improvement meant to please the customer.” ~ John Tamny

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How The World Really Works

– January 26, 2022

“Smil’s is much more concerned with what is and what is not physically possible. Thus, his meticulously researched words are for anyone who wants his priors reexamined and feathers ruffled. It’s what the 2020s desperately need.” ~ Joakim Book

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The Money Illusion: A Review

– January 21, 2022

“‘Nothing is as it seems in the world of money,’ Sumner concludes, and worse so as of late. In his grand attempt at rectifying the many blunders in understanding the Great Recession, there’s something for everyone to learn.” ~ Joakim Book

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Fandom and the Great Books

– January 15, 2022

“The canon wars are over, and the canon lost. But the canon’s defeat might not be a bad thing for readers and teachers who care about great books, because it allows us to offer franker, more interesting, and more compelling reasons to read them.” ~ William Gonch

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Yes, Blame the Federal Student Loans

– January 14, 2022

“As important as all this context is, it does not detract from by far the most important message of Mitchell’s fascinating and highly readable book: federal student lending, often fueled by good intentions, is ‘help’ that has very often hurt.” ~ Neal McCluskey

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Does Modern Technology Enable Communism?

– January 14, 2022

“Let us hope that one day proponents of communism can find it within themselves to finally listen to Mises and Hayek, free themselves from the chains of planning, and embrace what is truly radical: free markets and a free society.” ~ Kenneth Kalczuk

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Resolving to Reduce Policy Failures

– January 9, 2022

“Each of these issues–underselling self-government while overselling the state, lax language, numbers you can’t count on, combined with erroneous logic–put public policy on a path toward failure.” ~ Gary M. Galles

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Three Principles for Monetary Institutions: Review of Money and the Rule of Law

– January 7, 2022

“Money and the Rule of Law questions a lot of things we usually take for granted in the discussion of monetary policy, and makes the case for generality, predictability, and robustness created by strict monetary rules.” ~ Art Carden

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Encountering Thomas Sowell

– January 3, 2022

“If we are lucky, this documentary and Riley’s biography will be part of the necessary and overdue work of rectifying the oversight. I suppose I owe my aunt an apology.” ~ Thomas Chatterton Williams

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Speculations on Origins and Endings: An Essay on The Essential UCLA School of Economics

– January 1, 2022

“The best thing about David Henderson and Steven Globerman’s book (even better than the fact that it’s well-written, interesting, and offered at zero price) is the way it connects research that came out of UCLA to broader ideas.” ~ Michael L. Davis

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America’s Unplanned Constitutional Tradition

– December 31, 2021

“Liberty and Power demonstrates that Wood is still the consummate historian. Rather than being an ideologue locked into a permanent position, his changes in emphasis from his earlier works reveal a scholar who is willing to reconsider evidence and arguments.” ~ Aaron N. Coleman

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Individualism Rightly Understood

– December 28, 2021

“Mises’ central moral claim is that the public welfare cannot be respected without a methodology that respects all as individuals, and that socialism will inevitably destroy the individual.” ~ Garreth Bloor

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