The Great Barrington Declaration One Year On

– October 5, 2021

“Because science has been so completely politicized, it will take years longer to arrive at the truth than would have otherwise been the case. Here, we are left to offer advice with a nearly 2,500-year track record: First, do no harm.” ~ Phillip W. Magness & James R. Harrigan

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Christianity’s Walking Dead

– October 5, 2021

“The fever of identity politics that now sweeps the nation suggests these surveys are looking in the wrong place and asking the wrong questions. Americans have not lost their religion. Americans have relocated their religion to the realm of politics.” ~ Joshua Mitchell

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They’re Coming for You

– October 4, 2021

“Federal spending is out of control. Politicians know it and they know that they can’t stop it. A day of reckoning is coming. Politicians hope that we’ll keep pointing fingers at the rich so we don’t notice who the real culprits are.” ~ Antony Davies

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Has America Lost Its Story?

– October 4, 2021

“A robust civic education, which seeks to impart that ‘sense of continuity with generations gone before’ of which Dos Passos spoke and begins the process of locating one’s life in a meaning larger than oneself, is an important step back from the precipice.” ~ Wilfred M. McClay

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Reducing Racism and Global Climate Change in One Step

– October 3, 2021

“The world will never be completely free of bigotry, bad weather, and 97 other problems but at least taxpayers can stop paying through the nose to make them worse.” ~ Robert E. Wright

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An Armor Conspired: the Global Shipping Freeze

– October 2, 2021

“The idea that an economy could be shut down and turned back on without far reaching consequences is damnable, and could only come from the minds with no understanding of the extraordinary interdependence of the productive sector.” ~ Peter C. Earle

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Evergrande Is Not A ‘Systemic Risk.’ Politicians Are The Only Risk To The ‘System’

– September 29, 2021

“Let’s hope that Chinese government officials prove wiser than American politicians, pundits, and economists who to this day think 2008 was caused by the failure of a few financial institutions. This wholly mistaken view remains the only ‘systemic risk’ in the ‘system’ that is the U.S. economy.” ~ John Tamny

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Biden’s Gambit: Actively Testing Americans’ Willingness to Assert Their Rights

– September 29, 2021

“The lesson here is, if you have moral rights and legal rights, defend them so that they are also your actual rights. As John Stuart Mill observed, ‘Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing.'” ~ Jon Sanders

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The Costly but Deliberate U.S. Labor Shortage

– September 28, 2021

“Today’s U.S. labor shortage is both uneconomic and unnecessary, yet nonetheless what appears to be a deliberate policy aim. Sadly, the same can be said about a wide range of other anti-capitalist policies being advanced by the Biden administration.” ~ Richard M. Salsman

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Fast Payments Enable Lightning Kidnappings in Brazil

– September 28, 2021

“The only way that the Banco Central do Brasil could completely end PIX-based lightning kidnapping would be to slow the entire system down. That would mean cutting regular Brazilians off completely from the benefits of real-time payments.” ~ J.P. Koning

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The Enduring Relevance of Mises and Hayek’s Critique of Socialism

– September 25, 2021

“The fact that the market, thankfully, is so robust as not to grind to a halt at the slightest provocation ought not be mistaken as evidence that government interventions into the economy are harmless unless and until they begin to resemble full-on socialism.” ~ Donald J. Boudreaux

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The Curse of Resources, Coups, and Business

– September 24, 2021

“Unruly ambitions degrade the institutions and norms that would contribute to successful negotiations with multinational firms and investors essential for the development of the economy.” ~ Todd Myers

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