A Central Bank Reckoning

– October 5, 2022

“Even the best set of rules and the tightest, most targeted, narrowly circumscribed mandate won’t be enough unless central bankers are willing to emulate something akin to judicial restraint.” ~ Samuel Gregg

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The Private Disaster Response Alternative

– October 3, 2022

“Anything the government can’t do, which is most things, the private sector can do, perhaps not perfectly, but well enough. That includes disaster relief.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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Edunomics

– October 1, 2022

“Most public universities have become ancillary components of the federal government. This explains, in part, the complete takeover and increasing bureaucratization of the modern research university, public or private.” ~ Daniel Asia

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Energy Crisis Explained: EU Mandates to “Flatten the Curve” (Video)

– September 29, 2022

“Europe and other Western nations are facing a very real energy crisis right now. In this video, Kate Wand explains the energy crisis in Europe and the collectivist nature of the West’s war on climate change.” ~ AIER

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British Universities Show Why “More” Does Not Mean “Better”

– September 29, 2022

“With state subsidies and state-backed loans, students are not paying the true cost of their educations. The system lacks the discerning customers (students) needed to ensure that the suppliers (universities) deliver a quality product.” ~ Douglas Carswell

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Is The Fed Trying To Inflate Away US Debt?

– September 28, 2022

“The ease with which the concept is expressed, as if debt were an ice cube left on a driveway on a summer day, betrays the numerous costs associated with such a scheme. And that holds whether the undertaking is intentional or not.” ~ Peter C. Earle

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Biden’s Impoverishing Americans To Cut Emissions Won’t Even Touch Climate Change

– September 25, 2022

“Americans have been cutting more emissions than any other nation. We just didn’t do it the ‘right’ way, through government mandates. For our reward, we’ve been sold into worse inflation, worse energy poverty, and a worsening environment for rolling blackouts.” ~ Jon Sanders

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It’s Time to Undo the Harm the CDC Has Done to Pain Patients

– September 24, 2022

“When a government agency ‘recommends’ a policy, it’s akin to a recommendation from Tony Soprano; it is inevitably interpreted as a mandate, obeyed by state and federal agencies, health insurers, and even pharmacies.” ~ Jeffrey A. Singer & Josh Bloom

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The Great Authoritarian Arms Race

– September 22, 2022

“Now is not the time to ‘retire the both-sides-ism trope.’ It’s time that an anti-authoritarian coalition turns against affective polarization and the impulse to pick a team. It’s time we call out authoritarianism anywhere it rears its head.” ~ Max Borders

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Tribalism and Electoral Politics

– September 22, 2022

“Humans still have those tribal instincts, and politicians can play them differently by defining who they include in their ‘us’ group and who they define as ‘them.’ Their strategies are fully intentional.” ~ Randall G. Holcombe

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Measuring the Spread of DEI

– September 19, 2022

“An old adage of management is that you can’t improve or fix what you don’t measure. Our diagnostic is a first attempt to create a simple way to measure the scourge of DEI ideology in American higher education.” ~ Bruce Gilley

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Opposing Totalitarians Who Are “Dizzy with Success”

– September 18, 2022

“Totalitarians become ‘dizzy with success’ only when the masses enable them. If moral courage is in short supply when the costs of opposition are relatively low, the worst becomes inevitable.” ~ Barry Brownstein

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